Viaccess, LG Electronics, Enensys, Expway and Sagem Orga Launch a New Offer to Secure the Broadcast TV Mobile Market

Monday, September 22nd, 2008
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The Five Companies Launch a Ready to Deploy End to End System Offer Based on the OMA BCAST SmartCard Profile Standard (SCP) Handsets Encompassing all Major Systems Required to Deploy a Mobile TV Services

PARIS — Viaccess, a France Telecom (Paris:FTE)(NYSE:FTE) company, leader in conditional access announces a partnership with LG Electronics (Seoul:066570), Enensys (Paris: MLENS), Expway and Sagem Orga (Paris:SAF) to secure access to mobile broadcast TV based on the OMA BCAST SmartCard Profile Standard. This initiative launched by the partners aims at providing customers and operators with a production ready end to end environment, including handset from LG Electronics. The full scope system, available for trials and production deployments, includes optimised capacities inherited from each of the partners’ exclusive features.

Viaccess’s Conditional Access System dedicated to OMA Bcast Smartcard profile standard provides enhanced security and renewability, and reduces SIM management costs for Mobile Operators.With this new approach from Viaccess, OMA BCAST standard will ensure compatibility with standard handsets while bringing additional security features. OMA BCAST standard is today the most performing standard for interoperable Mobile TV. Teaming with Enensys, Expway, LG Electronics, and Sagem Orga, Viaccess has conducted early interoperability schemes and the partnership announces a fully deployable solution. Solution is performing and flexible enough to fit any redundancy level as per operator’s requirements, thus fitting scenarii from experimentation chain up to commercial deployment of DVB-H.

Live implementation of the end to end solution was showcased at the last IBC forum in Amsterdam (September 12th-16th) on viaccess booth (hall1, booth A51).

“Our partnership with LG Electronics, Enensys, Expway and Sagem Orga demonstrates our full interoperability with the Broadcast mobile TV market,” explains Francois Moreau de Saint Martin, Viaccess CEO. “We believe the best value we can propose to our clients is turning the best in class products into immediately deployable solutions, and minimise integration costs. That’s why Viaccess is building an ecosystem with partners to ensure compatibility of our solutions with the complete chain of broadcast equipment and receivers.”

Richard Lhermitte, Enensys VP Marketing said: “The integrated DVB-H BCAST SCP system we’ve built, thanks to the close relationship with Viaccess, Expway and LG, ensures operators get a fully interoperable turnkey solution. This allows us to provide a cutting-edge solution while reducing integration time and cost for our customers, and enabling them to build a secured business plan.”

Mr Nicolas Andrieu, VP Sales at Expway comments on this partnership: “The integration of FastESG(TM) ESG OMA Edition with Viaccess SCP conditional access system, Enensys Broadcast equipments along with LG handsets will definitely foster the distribution of high-value content over mobile networks worldwide. This strengthens our time-to-market leadership.”