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OpenTV and Nagravision File Patent Suit Against Shaw Communications

San Francisco (CA)(02 Mar 2017)

The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) announced today that its OpenTV, Inc. and Nagravision S.A. subsidiaries have filed a patent infringement suit against Shaw Communications, Inc. in the Federal Court of Canada.

The lawsuit alleges that Shaw’s system infringes six Canadian patents owned by Nagravision S.A. and OpenTV Inc.. Shaw is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and provides services in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Ontario. Shaw claims approximately 2 million subscribers. 
Kudelski Group’s asserted patents relate to a wide variety of features in Shaw’s system, including its PayTV purchasing, distribution, viewership monitoring, and interactive television systems. The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction prohibiting deployment of Shaw’s recent release of “BlueSky TV,” which is a licensed version of Comcast’s X1 platform. 
About the Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital security and a provider of end-to-end convergent media solutions to the digital entertainment industry, including services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue in digital television, internet, mobile and interactive applications. The Group also offers cyber security solutions and services focused on helping companies assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems. The Kudelski Group is also a technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group holds over 5,300 issued and pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA. For more information, please visit