As more and more content becomes available, the user interface becomes increasingly important for a television service. How do viewers easily find the
content they want to watch? Hardware and software both play a key role in delivering a great user interface, and the challenge for operators, especially in the pay-TV sector, is how to do this without significantly increasing capital expenditure.


Ian Harris is the Product and Marketing Manager at NDS, one of the world’s leading pay-TV technology providers. In this article, he examines the features of the next generation of user interfaces, their impact on viewers, and how ARM
hardware can help in producing a great experience for viewers.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 7, No. 2, 2008