03.04.2008 08:24 AM
ATV launches DVB-H mobile TV trial in Peru

Less than two months after the launch of a DVB-H-based mobile TV pilot in Uruguay by Ancel, ATV is testing a similar service in Lima, Peru.

ATV, part of the pan-Latin America media group Albavision, plans to roll the service out to the commercial market in June 2008. At present, it features four live TV channels, transmitted using the DVB-H broadcast standard. At the headend, Thomson ViBE mobile TV encoders compress the incoming video streams, which are then encapsulated into a single transport stream using the Thomson Opal DVB-H encapsulator. Thomson has also created the electronic service guide.

Thomson delivered the equipment to ATV with the intention of allowing Albavision to build a market with minimum capital expenditure, allowing the company to expand through additional services, increased functionality and interactivity when ready. In a press statement, Angel Gonzalez, CEO of Albavision, said his company sees mobile TV broadcasting as an important part of its future. The company is considering expanding the solution to other countries in Latin America.

Ancel, the mobile unit of Antel, Uruguay’s state-owned telco, initiated on Jan. 25 a pilot run of the country’s first broadcast mobile television service, based on the DVB-H standard. Five channels are being broadcast for free to tourists frequenting the resort area of Punta del Este, on the country’s southeast coast.

For more information, visit www.thomson.net.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology