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    Teletext service in a Finnish
    mobile TV pilot

    Sofia Digital and RTT Oy have implemented together a teletext
    service pilot for Finnish DVB-H networks as a part of RTT's research program.
    The pilot utilizes a mobile teletext platform by Sofia Digital. The solution
    enables for mobile television the same teletext services, familiar from
    traditional TV broadcasts.

     

    The participants
    in the pilot were Digita, Elisa, Nokia, TeliaSonera, Yleisradio, SWelcom, and
    MTV MEDIA. The purpose of the pilot was to test IP datacasting services in a
    DVB-H network. The service selected for the pilot was Teletext which enjoys
    great popularity in Finland. Well over a half of Finnish households, over
    million households altogether, use teletext services regularly. "We believe
    that teletext will be popular service on mobile TV as well, because of high
    quality content", says Mr. Juha Mustonen
    from MTV Oy. "The service which is
    now being piloted would suit broadcasters especially well, because the same
    content used in traditional teletext services can be used as such when
    delivering content to mobile TV devices " he continues.

    Not only the
    teletext content, but the teletext application as well, can be delivered in a
    mobile TV network. "The application is based on Java. The delivery of content
    and the application is made in DVB-H networks using filecasting technology",
    Mr. Mika Kanerva, CTO of Sofia Digital
    explains.  "Mobile teletext has been
    tested with DVB-H compatible phones in the network operated by Digita. The
    service is easily implemented on all devices which support DVB-H filecast and
    Java technologies. "

    The service is expected
    to be well received on mobile devices as well, due to easy navigation and high
    usability. "The service is familiar to practically all the viewers and its'
    mobile version is very easy to take into use", Mr. Kanerva elaborates.

    RTT Oy is a non-profit organization that contributes to the
    research and development of new radio and television technologies in Finland. RTT
    participants are Digita Oy, Elisa Oyj, MTV Media, Nokia Oyj, TeliaSonera
    Finland Oyj, Swelcom Oy, Teleste Oyj ja Yleisradio Oy.

    Sofia
    Digital
    is an internationally recognized provider
    of interactive TV solutions, bringing new value-adding 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.

    More information:

    Sofia
    Digital Oy

    Mr. Mika
    Kanerva
     

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