Envivio has announced that Indian national TV broadcaster Doordarshan has selected the Envivio Mobile TV headend, including the 4Caster M2 encoders and the 4Manager network management system, for a mobile TV pilot.
Doordarshan is dedicated to public service broadcasting and runs the largest free-to-air satellite services covering the whole of India. Its analog territory broadcast network covers more than 92% of the country, providing free news, sports and entertainment.
The mobile TV pilot, launched with eight channels, will be expanded to 16 channels later this year. The pilot enables Doordarshan to test the reception quality of the broadcast coverage. Doordarshan will also use this opportunity to explore the different possibilities for service bouquets, including advertising and interactive services, to gain consumer feedback.
The Envivio Mobile TV headend, which will be supporting the pilot rollout, includes a complete network management system with N+M redundancy and web management, as well as support for ISMACryp and ISMA wireless standards.