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Cheseaux, April 21st, 2006 - HanseNet, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia and one of the fastest growing telecom operators in Germany, has selected Nagravision, the world leading independent provider of open conditional access and integrated solutions for digital TV operators and content providers, to secure the Alice broadband Pay-TV bouquet and VOD offering.

NagraIP offers HanseNet a secure platform for its more than one hundred free digital television and premium Pay-TV channels to be broadcast to consumers over broadband DSL.

Under its brand Alice, HanseNet will launch the service prior to the FIFA World Cup in June/July 2006 leveraging Nagravision’s ability to rapidly and efficiently deploy secure IPTV solutions integrating an extensive range of best-in-class partners. Nagra IP platform will enable HanseNet to introduce value-added services such as video on demand as it further develops it commercial offer.

"This agreement allows us to accelerate the deployment of our solutions on DSL networks and strengthens our leadership in the protection of premium content on every type of platforms, be they cable, satellite, terrestrial, mobile or broadband," said Holger Ippach, VP – Global Head of IPTV Business of Nagravision. “It further extends the Nagra IP worldwide footprint, including a.o. neufCegetel in France, Jazztel in Spain and PanAmSat in the USA, while confirming Nagravision’s leading role in the German market. As commercial IPTV services are expected to be a fast-growing Pay TV segment, we are committed to expand our presence in this sector."

About the Kudelski Group/Nagravision
The Kudelski Group ( is a world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of information (digital television, broadband Internet, video-on-demand, interactive applications, etc.) or to control and manage access of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and its stock is listed on the Swiss Market Index.

Nagravision (, a Kudelski Group company, is the world's leading independent supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators over broadcast and broadband platforms. Its technologies are currently being used by more than 100 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 60 million active smart cards and devices.

Catherine Hugon
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel. +41 21 731 01 54

Ivan Schnider
Nagravision Marketing & Communications Manager
Tel. +41 21 732 09 40

About HanseNet
HanseNet with its Alice brand represents one of the fastest growing telecom operators in Germany offering fixed network services like voice, data and Internet to residential and business customers.

Alice invariably stands for a transparent and simple product concept, competitive and highly customer-oriented tariff structures and above all an excellent service. Over 570.000 residential and business customers throughout Germany are currently relying on the services of Alice and Alice Business.

Carsten Nillies
Head of PR
Tel. +49 40 23726 3206