Sidsa Launching DVB-H Trial In Iran
[09/07/07 – Satellite Today] Sidsa is working with the Islamic Republic of Iran to distribute satellite television to handheld mobile phones, the company announced Sept. 7.
Sidsa will distribute 16 TV channels through its Polar Plus headend, broadcasting the channels from Intelsat and Eutelsat satellites to Sagem Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) equipped mobile phones. Sidsa is working with the Iranian National Radio and TV Network (IRIB) to broadcast the channels, including IRIB Quran and Press TV from Eutelsat and IRIB Amouzesh TV and Azarbayejan TV from Intelsat satellites.
This is the third international DVB-H trial led by Sidsa. The company has also launched services in the Russian Federation and the south of Spain.