Newport Media CyberLink, Compal Communications Inc., Newport Media, and Viaccess, Announce Secure Mobile TV Solution for Smart Phones
Taipei, Taiwan- February 12, 2006 - 2006 --- CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, has partnered with mobile device manufacturer Compal Communications ncorporated (CCI), fabless semiconductor company Newport Media, and conditional access specialist Viaccess, to develop a mobile digital TV solution for smart phones. The four companies are highlighting their secure solution featuring conditional access at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, 12-15 February.
Together, the companies have developed a smart phone solution that provides conditional access for broadcast mobile TV using a DVB-H network, ensuring the viability of premium content owners and distributors. Fast switching between TV channels, and high-quality playback, delivers a viewing experience comparable to that on a home TV
The four-way partnership represents the following contributions:
- CCI-s smart phone offers high-performance and low power consumption to ensure high-quality reception of mobile TV programs
- Viaccess offers content protection systems and expertise in DVB-H, as well as digital rights management technology for video content
- Newport Media’s MobiZap™ technology provides a fast channel-switching hardware-based solution enabling easy browsing between TV channels
- CyberLink’s Mobile DTV Solution ensures superior TV playback, enables fast channel switching, and supports conditional access to premium digital TV content.
Said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer for Newport Media. “Our collaboration with CyberLink, CCI, and Viaccess has delivered a solution that combines the user behavior of home TV with increased performance and power savings, enhancing the overall customer experience for mobile TV.”
“Viaccess’ purple-tv solution allows conditional access to digital Pay-TV content,” said [spokesperson, title] of Viaccess. “We’re pleased to work with CyberLink, CCI and Newport Media to ensure a secure platform for the receiving and playback of premium TV content on smart phones.”
“This four-way partnership creates a sophisticated mobile TV smart phone solution that is ready for multiple markets,” said [name, title] of CCI. “With inclusion of fast-switching technology and high-quality video playback, it ensures a superior TV viewing experience.”
“Implementing CyberLink Mobile DTV Solution for smart phones represents a natural progression for our TV playback technology from the world of digital TV on the PC,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “CyberLink has been working with industry leaders CCI, Newport Media, and Viaccess to ensure a total solution for secure high-performance mobile TV.”
About Compal Communications
Compal Communications Inc. (CCI) (gsmwww.compal.com) is a professional ODM company in the wireless and communication industry. Its product lines feature phones, smart phones, PDAs, GPS devices, VoIP devices, ZigBee modules, etc. CCI is proficient in wireless device designing. The company is located in Taiwan and has a manufacturing facility in Nan Jing, China.
About Newport Media, Inc.
Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and mobile TV broadcast standards. Newport Media has assembled a management and development team with comprehensive system semiconductor experience in wireless handset and digital set-top box industries. Newport Media’s development team leverages its collective experience in these converging industries to develop broadcast multimedia architectures and IC implementations with unprecedented performance, power consumption, size and cost. For more information, visit www.newportmediainc.com.
From managing access to increasingly interoperable services and protecting the intellectual property rights of digital content owners and distributors, Viaccess explores new solutions at the leading-edge to keep pace with tomorrow's market opportunities. Viaccess not only integrates powerful software and algorithms, but also applies smart card and DRM-based technologies to convergent media. For more information, visit www.viaccess.com.
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. Today, CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink Software Solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs, Digital Home entertainment, Mobile TV and eHRD solutions. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at http://www.cyberlink.com.
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