Turning an iPhone into a TV receiver
- Nagravision and PacketVideo partner to accelerate the mass market adoption of mobile TV with the first CA-enabled version of Telly .
- The easy-to-use, pocket-sized Telly turns an iPhone and other WiFi-enabled phones, portable media players and PCs into mobile TVs.
- Leaders on their respective markets, Nagravision and PacketVideo offer broadcast TV services to new subscribers and current users with the Telly receiver
Cheseaux, Switzerland and San Diego, CA – February 11, 2009 – Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD) company, the world’s leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions and PacketVideo (PV), the software innovator powering the world’s leading mobile multimedia services, today introduced the first conditional access (CA)-enabled version of the Telly device. Created by PV and combined with Nagravision’s Mobile TV solution, Telly turns iPhones, WiFi-enabled phones, portable media players and PCs into mobile television sets. The new solution will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona on February 16 to 19, at the PacketVideo booth (1C09) and Nagravision hospitality suite, HS02 hall 4, level 4.
Telly is a pocketable device first introduced by PV in February 2008 at Mobile World Congress. The product seamlessly decodes broadcast signals and repurposes them for high quality viewing, automatically recognizing the consumer’s device using patented protocols to ensure optimum rendering of the TV signal. Because Telly optimally processes audio and video signals, consumers have access to secure, premium channels without changing their current handset. Nagravision’s microSD CA card is embedded in the Telly device and the CAS agent is processed inside the unit.
"This innovative approach will increase an operator’s subscriber base instantly by providing mobile TV services to consumers already equipped with mid to high-end WiFi-enabled devices without a built-in mobile TV capability. Operators that have launched commercial mobile TV services in Europe and Asia are anticipating new revenue streams," said Jean-Luc Jezouin, Senior Vice-President Product Line Management Digital TV for the Kudelski Group. “Nagravision has consistently delivered innovations in order to enable the mass market adoption of mobile TV services everywhere. This collaboration with PV expands the market potential of mobile TV services at launch, providing new revenue sources for operators and offering consumers more viewing options than ever before."
“While the mobile TV market has significant growth potential and stands to change the way consumers watch, and demand, television, usability challenges have stunted adoption to date,” said Dr. Osama Alshaykh, chief technology officer, PV. “Our partnership with Nagravision is a strong step forward in accelerating the mass market adoption of mobile TV by putting broadcast TV services into the hands of new subscribers and current users.”
Telly will come in multiple versions, supporting the major mobile broadcast standards, including DVB-H and MediaFLO. The first version will be commercially available next quarter for launch on service operator’s networks.
About PacketVideo (PV)
PV, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), is the software innovator powering the world’s leading mobile multimedia services. With more than 320 different devices supported and 260+ million PV multimedia clients deployed around the world, PV has the deepest, broadest and most respected multimedia software expertise in the industry. Founded in 1998, PV is headquartered in San Diego, California with regional offices in the U.S., Japan, Europe and India.
About the Kudelski Group and Nagravision
The Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX) is a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue of content owners and service providers for digital television and interactive applications across broadcast, broadband and mobile delivery networks. The Kudelski Group is also a world technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. It additionally offers professional recorders and high-end hi-fi products. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com
Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, is the leading supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. Its technologies are currently being used by more than 120 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 92 million active smart cards and devices. For more information, please visit www.nagravision.com
PacketVideo media contacts:
+1 310 882 4009
+1 770 751 5799
Nagravision media contacts:
(contact for trade media)
Head of Marketing Communications
+41 21 732 09 40
(contact for general interest media)
Head of Corporate Communications
+41 21 732 01 81
Santino Rumasuglia (contact for investors and financial analysts)
Head of Investor Relations
+41 21 732 01 24
Note regarding forward-looking statements (US)
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual events or results could differ materially from the events or results predicted or from any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, PV, and should not be considered as an indication of future events or results. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially are described in filings of our parent company, NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such documents are available through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. PV and NextWave Wireless Inc. make no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect changes in events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made, except as may be required pursuant to applicable law.