Dream Satellite TV is to launch the first commercial DVB-H mobile TV service in the Philippines. The company has chosen the 4Caster M2 encoders from Envivio.
Dream Satellite TV, a brand of Philippine Multimedia Systems Incorporated (PMSI), is currently testing eight live channels on select Samsung handsets. The M2 encoders support multiple output profiles and various conditional access systems to provide for scalable growth as Dream launches and expands it mobile TV services.
Testing its mobile TV signals since late last year, PMSI has five transmitters spread throughout metropolitan Manila, where the service will be initially launched commercially. PMSI intends to eventually have nationwide coverage and programme content via partnerships with content providers, including the Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC5).
PMSI also plans to use both ISMACryp and simulcrypt to secure content and provide subscriber access to its new mobile TV services.