SIDSA, an International DVB technology provider, announced plans to provide and operate a DVB-H platform at the upcoming IBC show. The company has been selected by the IBC organisation to operate, through its POLAR PLUS Headend - which is compliant with DVB standards-, the mobile TV platform from its 245 booth (IPTV/Mobile Zone), proving once again that its DVB-H technology solutions are in the forefront of the industry.
The DVB-H platform will cover the entire IBC exhibition area, and will broadcast seven channels: BBC1, BBC2,BBC News24, BBC4, BBC3, Cbeebies and CBBC. They will be distributed free-to-air using the CBMS and OMA BCAST standards, although some will be encrypted in collaboration with a third party. The IBC Organisation, National Grid and Teamcast will also take part in the DVB-H live service. The aim of the demonstration platform is to show interoperability among the different DVB-H enabled devices that are going to be shown during the IBC and to make clear that DVB-H mobile TV transmissions are currently a reality. Moreover, SIDSA has enriched its POLAR PLUS platform with a new added-value by including the OMA BCAST solution. This experience comes at a time when several countries have already launched commercial DVB-H services, such as Italy and the Russian Federation, and some others are preparing for their launch.