Alca-Lu to support OMA mobile TV pilot

Alcatel-Lucent announced it will be supporting the world's first commercial trial of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)'s new BCAST Smartcard Profile, a key emerging standard for Mobile TV content protection.

This trial is being led by Alcatel-Lucent for MobileOne (M1), a mobile telecommunications service provider in Singapore, and MediaCorp, the country's leading media company, along with key mobile telecommunications providers SingTel and StarHub.

The trial is based on Alcatel-Lucent's industry-leading Mobile Interactive TV solution, which will power the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld) platform for the trial. The trial also includes mobile devices from Samsung and Smartcard Profile-compliant SIM cards from Gemalto.

Alcatel-Lucent's DVB-H platform supports the Open Mobile Alliance BCast Smartcard Profile (OMA BCAST SCP) standard, which is being adopted globally. This is a SIM-based service protection system that enables Mobile TV providers to offer flexible subscription models incorporating services such as pay-per-view, pay-per-time, recorded content and more.