The UK cable operator WightCable North has selected NDS VideoGuard Express to replace its existing conditional access platform. WightCable North has a presence in the West of Scotland (Irvine, Troon and Kilmarnock) and North West of England (Carlisle, Lancaster and Morecambe), in the latter case through networks belonging to the former Omne Communications. Linked to WightCable on the Isle of Wight, it is one of the last cable operators in the UK not owned by Virgin Media. WightCable North claims to be the UK’s only provider of triple play services on a totally digital network and is to be re-launched on April 23 under the brand name Smallworld. Besides NDS VideoGuard Express, it will employ a new set-top box powered by NDS MediaHighway middleware.