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October 03, 2013


San Francisco, California, October 3, 2013 – OpenTV, Inc., a Kudelski Group company (SIX:KUD.S), has filed suit against Netflix in the District Court of the Hague, Netherlands alleging that Netflix infringes its patents and is seeking, among other relief, to enjoin Netflix from further infringement by its recently launched service in the Netherlands.

The Kudelski Group is a pioneer in digital television and has developed early, ground-breaking technologies that have enabled it to provide security and software solutions to more than 100 Pay TV service providers worldwide, including the deployment of its software in digital set top boxes to hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe. “The Group has invested billions of dollars over the past several decades in innovation and R&D and has successfully brought its technologies to market through advanced solutions, technology transfer and IP licensing,” said Joe Chernesky, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property and Innovation at Kudelski. “The Group remains committed to protecting its substantial and ongoing investment in innovation for the benefit of the digital video ecosystem.”

About OpenTV
OpenTV, Inc., a Kudelski Group company, is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced digital television solutions dedicated to creating and delivering compelling viewing experiences to consumers of digital content worldwide. The company’s software enables advanced program guides, video-on-demand, personal video recording, interactive and addressable advertising and a variety of enhanced television applications. OpenTV is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About the Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX:KUD:S). It is a world leader in digital security; its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenues of content owners and service providers for digital television. 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 4,200 issued and pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit

Phil Mundwiller
Kudelski Group
Vice President
Head of Corporate Communications
+41 21 732 01 81
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Joe Chernesky
Kudelski Group
Senior Vice President Intellectual Property & Innovation
+1 650 962 2241
[email protected]