Thursday, June 19, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent and SpeedCast Offer Hosted DVB-H in Asia

Alcatel-Lucent and SpeedCast announced plans to jointly market, deploy and operate a shared, hosted DVB-H platform for mobile TV operators in Asia. The companies will provide operators around the region with a state-of-the art DVB-H head-end capable of delivering more than 20 TV channels via satellite (in the Ku-band or in the C-band) to their transmission towers for terrestrial broadcast (in the UHF band) to DVB-H handheld devices. The turnkey solution combines all the elements required for mobile TV, including the service platform, a security and encryption technology, the platform for encoding into a DVB-H compatible format, the satellite delivery to terrestrial infrastructure and a very large number of TV channels with world-class content - across the major genres spanning news, music, sports, lifestyle and entertainment -- which can be customized for different ethnic audiences.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com