Dream Satellite TV Selects Envivio Encoders for First Commercial DVB-H Mobile TV Service in the Philippines

Envivio
Inc., the technology provider of IP video convergence solutions from mobile to
HD, announced its 4Caster M2 encoders were selected by Dream Satellite TV, a
brand of Philippine Multimedia Systems Incorporated (PMSI), for the first
commercial deployment of DVB-H mobile TV services in the

Philippines.

PMSI is currently on
test broadcast with eight live channels of 24 x 7 programming on select Samsung
handsets. Delivering the highest picture quality to the most handsets on the
market, the flexible M2 encoders also support multiple output profiles and
industry leading conditional access systems (CAS) to provide for scalable
growth as Dream launches and expands it mobile TV services.

“We are thoroughly impressed with the features of the Envivio AVC/H.264
encoders that offer multiple profiles thus allowing us flexibility in
deployment. Envivio is also committed to high quality standards, security, and
interoperability,” said Cesar G. Reyes, CEO of PMSI. He added, “Our primary
goal is to pioneer innovative technology-based products to enhance people’s
lives. The Envivio encoders help us achieve this goal as we launch our new
mobile TV services.”

In addition to their mobile TV trials, PMSI’s Dream is the first and only
provider of direct-to-home (DTH) television broadcasting services via satellite
in the

Philippines.
Testing their mobile TV signals since late last year, PMSI has five
transmission stations spread throughout metro

Manila, where the service will be initially
launched commercially. PMSI intends to eventually have nationwide coverage and
unique program content via partnerships with content providers, especially
Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC5). After a competitive shoot-out
evaluating the features and quality of encoding systems, PMSI selected Envivio
4Caster M2 mobile encoders for this high profile project.

PMSI also plans to use both ISMACryp and SimulCrypt to secure content and
provide subscriber access to its new mobile TV services. The M2’s ability to
support both of these protocols was a key requirement. In the future, PMSI
plans to offer pay-per-view channels in which these protocols will play a
critical role in protecting revenues.

The 4Caster M2 encoders are a key part of the Envivio mobile TV headend which
addresses the requirements for a robust and reliable telco-grade deployment by
supporting the most network standards, including 3GPP, 3GPP2, and DVB-H. The
headend includes a complete network management system with N+M redundancy and
web management, as well as support for ISMACryp security and ISMA wireless
standards, providing integration with mainstream mobile ecosystem components.
Further validating the success of the Envivio mobile TV headend and the
company’s work in the field of video encoding solutions for mobile television
applications, Frost & Sullivan gave its Product Innovation Award to the
Envivio 4Caster M2 mobile video encoder.