Historical milestones


  • Creation of the company by Stefan Kudelski and launch of the first portable recorder, the Nagra I



  • Release of the Nagra III,the legendary radio, TV and cinema recorder



  • US Agencies start using the miniature NAGRA SN secretly. Worldwide expansion from 1974.



  • Joint project-venture with Ampex (US) and launch of the AMPEX-NAGRA VPR-5, the world’s smallest, lightest professional portable C-format video recorder



  • Canal+ adopts Kudelski’s access control system for pay television



  • André Kudelski succeeds Stefan Kudelski as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • First million analog decoders sold; conditional access TV systems become Kudelski’s core business



  • Creation of Nagra+, a joint-venture with Canal+
  • Launch of the Nagra D, the first portable professional 4-track 24 bits digital recorder



  • First order contract (from with EchoStar) for a Nagravision digital system, marking the arrival of Nagravision on the North American market



  • André Kudelski receives an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for achievements in the area of pay-TV conditional access and scrambling systems.



  • Digital pay television becomes the company’s core business
  • Nagra Audio launches a range of high-end Hi-Fi products



  • Creation of NagraStar, a joint-venture with EchoStar, and of NagraCard



  • Expansion into the public access business. Acquisition of SKIDATA, inventor of the first handsfree ski access system.



  • Strategic investments for the development of the Digital TV ecosystem
  • Acquisition of the Digital TV activity of SCM Microsystems resulting in the creation of SmarDTV



  • Acquisition of a controlling interest in OpenTV
  • First solutions designed for hybrid networks



  • First end-to-end digital television solutions
  • Third generation security solutions based on a diversified and segmented approach to security



  • Acquisition of 100% of OpenTV: the Group's solutions manage the entire pay-TV ecosystem
  • Launch of multiscreen solutions



  • Expansion strategy focusing on emerging markets



  • Launch of Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity business of the Group
  • Creation of the Intellectual Property activity to manage the Group's strong IP portfolio
  • Creation of digital TV multiscreen and high definition (4K) security solutions



  • First major patent licence agreement signed with Cisco
  • Kudelski Group is no.1 CAS provider worldwide with the acquisition of Conax
  • Divestment of NagraID and NagraID Security
  • Divestment of OpenTV's traffic and billing product line



  • SKIDATA expands in the US ith the acquisition of Sentry Control Systems
  • Kudelski Security launches the first Swiss Cyber Fusion Center
  • Cooperation agreement with Netflix
  • Deployment of next-generation technologies
  • Success of integrated securiy, next-generation middleware and multiscreen solutions



  • The Kudelski Group creates a second headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Launch of Insight, the Group's artificial intelligence and big data platform



  • Launch of the Internet of Things (IoT) Security Center of Excellence to address demand for increased protection of connected devices.



  • The Group successfully completed the transformation of its digital TV activities, repositioning its business to benefit from market opportunities in the growing digital video domains.



  • The Group proactively adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic, developing highly secure remote communications solutions and supporting pay-TV operators in launching new, innovative offerings.
  • The Group launches a range of public access solutions enabling consumers and operators to respect safety requirements.