NDS in Singapore Trial

NDS, which provides technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has revealed that it is providing the core conditional access (CA) security infrastructure for the worlds first commercial trial of the new OMA BCAST SCP standard, an emerging key standard for Mobile TV content protection in Singapore.
Mobile telecommunications providers M1, SingTel and StarHub are working with MediaCorp to run the three-month trial. Alcatel-Lucents Mobile Interactive TV solution powers the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld) platform for the trial. The trial includes mobile devices from Samsung and Smartcard Profile-compliant SIM cards from Gemalto.
The NDS solution is based on NDS Unified Headend architecture, which provides a single point of rights management for all video broadcasts, irrespective of the delivery networks or the rendering devices. The new platform supports multiple mobile broadcast profiles and multiple handsets simultaneously and cost-effectively, centralising content distribution from a single headend for consumption on multiple devices.
The mobile phone is truly a unique platform as a third screen for TV content, says MediaCorp Managing Director for Technologies, Mock Pak Lum. The success of the Mobile TV service depends on availability of handsets and a good user experience. We are very happy that NDS is supporting us for this trial.