Thursday, October 9, 2008

NDS Provides Conditional Access Protection for Singapore's Mobile TV Trial

NDS is providing the core conditional access (CA) security infrastructure for the world's first commercial trial of the new OMA BCAST SCP standard, an emerging key standard for mobile TV content protection in Singapore.

Mobile telecommunications providers M1, SingTel and StarHub are working with MediaCorp, the country's leading media company, to run the three-month trial. Alcatel-Lucent's Mobile Interactive TV solution powers the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld) platform for the trial. The trial includes mobile devices from Samsung and Smartcard Profile-compliant SIM cards from Gemalto.

NDS said its solution is based on its "NDS Unified Headend" architecture, which provides a single point of rights management for all video broadcasts, irrespective of the delivery networks or the rendering devices. The new platform supports multiple mobile broadcast profiles and multiple handsets simultaneously and cost-effectively, centralizing content distribution from a single headend for consumption on multiple devices.