Thales, TF1 demonstrate DVB-H broadcasting to vehicles at car show

October 5, 2004

Thales' DVB-H system

Thales performed a live DVB-H experiment during the Paris Motor Show.

DVB-H, a new standard designed to address video broadcasting to handheld devices, allows TV channels to be received on mobile receivers such as PDAs, phones or mobile receivers in cars.

Thales has provided French broadcaster TF1 with the encapsulation and broadcasting systems used during the show. The solution is composed of fully DVB-H compliant products for live broadcasting of LCI and TF1 TV programs for reception on mobile devices. Video content is conformed to the MPEG-4 H.264 standard.

Thales’ system encompassed the broadcast chain from encoded content encapsulation to transmission for reception on mobile receivers.

Thales now offers fully DVB-H compliant DTV headends, ready for operational use.

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