Dave Habiger is the new CEO at London-based pay-TV provider NDS Group Ltd., with Dr. Abe Peled, previously chairman and CEO, taking on the position of executive chairman full time.?

Habiger has a long career in the industry, earlier this year named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

“Having spent the last two decades working to help deliver personal and premium content to as many people as possible I am thrilled to continue that journey with the market leader in the delivery of pay-television worldwide,” Habinger says. “The industry will be going through significant changes over the next few years as it embraces over-the-top broadband delivery to expand customer choice and convenience. I am convinced that NDS is uniquely positioned to offer the technologies and solutions that make content easily accessible to consumers and valuable to service providers.”

Commenting on his new role, Peled notes, “After 16 rewarding years at the helm of NDS, the time has come to start the transition to the leadership that will take NDS forward over the next decade and beyond. NDS has a strong and experienced management team, and an unparalleled cadre of talented and dedicated employees with a proven track record in pay-TV; it has been a privilege to work with them to establish NDS as the market leader in this area.”

He continues, “Dave brings to NDS experience as a CEO, and a passion and record of accomplishment in the areas of new media and web delivery that will be increasingly important to NDS and its customers over the next decade.”

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