China Digital TV to provide CA systems to local mobile TV networks

MUMBAI: China Satellite Mobile Broadcasting Corporation (CSM) has selected China Digital TV Holding to provide conditional access (CA) systems to mobile TV networks throughout China.

CSM is a company under the China‘s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).


The system installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. Post installation of head-end systems, China Digital TV will provide terminal-end solutions, which are compatible with handheld devices on the market, to local CSM operators on demand.

China Digital TV has deployed simulcryption projects in 10 provinces and regions including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Jilin, and Liaoning, and expects to be present in all 31 provinces across China by the end of 2009.

"We are extremely proud to be a CA provider in this landmark national project. The partnership with CSM has created another future revenue source for us, and we are excited by the possibilities of the promising mobile TV market in China," said China Digital TV president Dong Li.

"CMMB‘s rapid development over the past year demonstrates the government‘s determination to push the mobile TV industry forward. Industry experts expect the total mobile TV subscriber base to increase into the tens-of-millions within three years," said Li.

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