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  • Sofia Digital and Digita co-operate on developing DVB-H services

    Sofia Digital and Digita have signed a
    framework agreement stating that companies will co-operate on developing new
    interactive DVB-H services for the markets in Finland. At the same time Digita has
    launched commercially new interactive services. Solution provided by Sofia
    Digital brings new Digita info channel and several interactive Radio on Mobile
    TV services available for consumers.

    Framework agreement signed at the end of
    May secure the good continuing relationship between the companies for next 3
    years for developing and supporting the current DVB-H services. “Interactive
    services will have a far more important role in mobile TV than in digital TV.
    The Sofia Digital platform was currently the most complete solution for
    enabling our customers’ plans for interactive mobile TV”, comments Tarja Rautio,
    Mobile TV service development manager from Digita. Digita
    has shown how to use the potential of the DVB-H for interactivity and
    interactive channel content, not only playing video. “For Sofia Digital it is
    important to have a domestic partner you can develop new interesting services
    together”, states Ari Pöyhtäri, CEO of Sofia Digital.

    Sofia Backstage® is integrated
    to Digita head-end running Nokia Mobile Broadcast Solution and is used for generating
    the TV channel content and interactivity broadcasted to mobile TV users.
    Previously deployed Sofia Backstage® EPG Manager provides program data
    information also for the channels broadcasting the radio channel content.

    The new channels and interactive services
    are available in Digita operated DVB-H network in Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu and Turku regions. The network covers
    approximately 40 % of Finns. To be able to view mobile TV the mobile handset needs
    to have a DVB-H compatible receiver.

    More information:

    Sofia Digital
    Mr. Ari Pöyhtäri


    email: ari.poyhtari@sofiadigital. com
    mobile: +358 50 385 5533

    Digita Oy
    Mr. Timo

    Vice President
    email: timo.kiiskinen@digita.fi
    mobile: +358
    40 568 2646

    About Sofia Digital
    Sofia Digital is an internationally recognized provider of interactive TV
    solutions, bringing new value-adding solutions and services to different TV
    terminals utilizing new digital technologies. Sofia Digital focuses on open standard
    interactive platforms, such as MHP, OCAP, DVB-H and IPTV as well as interactive
    SMS TV services. Since foundation in 2000, Sofia Digital has served operator,
    broadcaster and device manufacturer customers in over 25 countries.

    About Digita Oy
    Digita Oy is the leading Finnish distributor of radio and television services,
    and an important developer of data communication networks and network
    infrastructure. Digita’s nationwide organisation ensures the high quality of
    services 24 hours a day. Digita’s customers include television and radio
    broadcasting companies, as well as mobile and broadband operators.

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