SIDSA to Deliver First Mobile TV Network in Russian Federation

SIDSA will provide the first commercial mobile TV network in the Russian Federation. The service, to be launched in April next year, with a pre-commercial period from November, will offer 15 TV channels using DVB-H technology. SIDSA will provide the DVB-H platform, the Headend equipment and the Conditional Access System.

The Russian Federation is also jumping on the DVB-H bandwagon. Its first commercial mobile TV service, to be launched in April next year in the region of Sverdlovsk, will offer around 15 TV channels, including pay TV channels, pay-per-view contents and free-to-air channels.

The service will be on trial in the city of Ekaterinburg from November this year to March in a pre-commercial period using 100 DVB-H mobile phones, 50 DVB-H USB receivers to be plugged into laptops, 50 DVB-H SDIO receivers for PDAs and 100 PMP (Portable Media Players).

SIDSA, the international provider of digital TV and broadband solutions, products and services, will play a leading role in the service by providing the DVB-H platform which will allow to distribute interactive services ; the Headend equipment , the Polar Plus platform ; and the Conditional Access System, KeyFly + mobile, which enable to offer pay-TV services.

SIDSA will be showing at IBC, booth 12,311 and M133.

SIDSA (Semiconductores Investigación y Diseño SA) is an international Provider of Global Solutions, Products and Services in the fields of Digital TV, IP TV, Mobile TV, Conditional Access systems and Broadband. It offers a wide range of multimedia products: from its own System on Chip (SoC) integrated circuits to global and vertical integrated solutions to its customers, allowing them to get the best of it and generating new profitable business models. Created in 1992, initially as a Design House of Semiconductor components and ASICs (Custom integrated circuits), SIDSA has become a highly reputed international provider with a design centre in Tres Cantos (Madrid) and offices in The Silicon Valley, California.