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  • 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
    email: hannu.anttila@sofiadigital.com
    mobile: +358 50 385 5515

    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
    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
    telecom
    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,
    Germany,
    the United Kingdom
    and France,
    Spain
    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: http://www.abertis.com