ICO launches DVB-SH-based mobile TV satellite

ICO Global Communications has successfully launched ICO G1, its North American geosynchronous satellite.

ICO will be conducting alpha trials for its fully interactive mobile video, navigation and emergency assistance service to be known as ICO mim (mobile interactive media) later this year. The mobile television component of ICO mim will use the DVB-SH standard and is the first deployment of DVB-SH in the United States.

The final position of the spacecraft will be at 92.85 degrees west longitude and will provide service to the entire United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ICO conducted the first trials of the DVB-SH standard in North America in Las Vegas during NAB2008.

For more information, visit http://www.ico.com.