Finished Project


MObile TV Services Whatever Access Network


Project Coordinator Project Consortium
Francis Gourdy
e-mail: francis.gourdy (at)
Gemalto SA, FR University of Turku, FI
Thomson Grass Valley France S.A., FR VTT, FI
Technicolor, FR Neusoft Mobile Solutions Oy, FI
DiBcom, FR Sanoma Entertainment Ltd., FI
Expway, FR Digita Oy, FI
Sofia Digital Ltd., FI BCE, LU

This is a “Celtic” project;

Project Key Information

Start date

End date Budget (total) Effort (total) Project-ID
July 2009 December 2011 12490 k€ 93 PY CP6-012

Project Background: TV services are delivered via a number of different access networks. For Mobile TV alone, optimization of the network infrastructure cost for different reception conditions over 100% of a territory require to take advantage of different access network technologies.
Objectives: The aim of this project is to develop advanced technologies allowing a convenient user experience for the end user whatever the access network technology is. This includes the following functions:

  • Service discovery (ESG…)
  • Service subscription – Access control to services (service protection and rights management)
  • Interactive TV (only valid if Sofia Digital joins the project)
  • Service access in “roaming” situation
  • Mobile TV services including personal and context aware data services

Project Focus: The main focus will be on Mobile TV and Radio services, i.e. services available on a handheld device, whatever the access network (i.e. including home reception of ADSL TV via a home Wifi link or public access via Wifi or Wimax). But the case of PCs and Set-Top boxes may be included in the scope of the project. The following access networks technologies will be considered in the scope of the project:

  • DVB-H
  • DVB-SH
  • 3G/MBMS
  • LTE
  • 3G femtocells at home
  • Home ADSL+Wifi for reception on wifi-enabled TV-phones
  • Public Wifi access (hotspot, wifi communities etc…)
  • Public Wimax access (same) – etc

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