SAN FRANCISCO -- Measat Broadcast Network Systems joined a lawsuit against NDS Group, a satellite-TV encryption company controlled by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., according to filings Tuesday in U.S. District Court here.
Measat is a Malaysian operator with about 800,000 customers. None of its representatives could be reached for comment late Tuesday.
That makes four companies that are suing NDS for allegedly helping pirates undermine their systems. The others are U.S. system EchoStar Communications Corp., Swiss encryption developer Kudelski and French developer Canal Plus. Canal Plus plans to drop out of the suit as a result of a deal its parent Vivendi Universal made with News Corp.