Sofia Digital Provides Interactive Mobile TV Services across Barcelona during Mobile World Congress

Sofia Digital and Abertis
Telecom, the Official Mobile TV Network Provider for Mobile World
Congress,  cooperate to showcase
value-adding services on DVB-H

Barcelona, February 11, 2008. Sofia
Digital provides interactive services for Abertis Telecom’s Barcelona city-wide
DVB-H network during Mobile World Congress between 11th and 14th of February. The goal of the cooperation is to showcase new revenue
opportunities in the emerging mobile TV markets. Visitors having a DVB-H
compliant mobile phone or device can access broadcast mobile TV channels with
interactive services during the show.

Interactive mobile TV services
available during the show include:

  • Video Chat
    and Mobile Digitext. Video Chat enhances the regular TV channel by
    allowing viewers to interact with the TV program and other viewers.
  • Weather
    forecast. The application is a comprehensive weather service available
    while watching the specific channel.
  • Mobile
    Digitext service. Broadcaster’s news and information services are
    published for access from the specific channel. .

Interactive services are created and
managed with Sofia Backstage® for DVB-H solution. Solution is
integrated to Abertis Telecom head-end and is used for creating all of the
interactivity for participating TV channels. Sofia Backstage® for
DVB-H is also used by Abertis Telecom to manage the programming information for
all channels available in the electronic service guide.

Sofia Digital Mobile TV solutions are demonstrated at
the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 11-14 on the Sofia Digital
stand 1F07 at exhibition hall 1 and on the Abertis Telecom stand Hall 3 –
Spanish Pavillion.

More information:

Sofia Digital
Mr. Hannu Anttila
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
mobile: +358 50 385 5515

Sofia Digital:

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.

Abertis Telecom:

abertis telecom is
the Spanish leading company regarding telecommunication infrastructures and
services, with the biggest broadcasting network. It is part of abertis,
the leading international transport and communication infrastructure group. abertis
leads the way in the implementation of Digital Terrestrial
Television in Spain
and it is working on the development of mobile DTT solutions. To this end, it
has carried out pilot tests in several Spanish cities, together with other
leading broadcasting and telecommunication companies. The results of these
tests showed society’s demand for this type of services. Spain has been
one of the pioneering countries in the pre-commercial launch of DTT in mobile
phones. Together with Europe’s most advanced
audiovisual countries, such as Finland,
the United Kingdom
and France,
is once again backing technological innovation and places itself in the
market’s vanguard.

For more information, visit Abertis and Abertis
Telecom on the Internet:


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