It’s not just the latest (and greatest) version (5.0) of SPB Mobile Shell that SPB Software launched at the Mobile World Congress. The company also unveiled the SPB TV Mobile Operators Solution, which they tout as a “slick combination of server-side and client-side software meant to provide carriers with the best-in-class mobile TV experience, enjoyable for end-users, while easy on bandwidth requirements.”
On the client side, users install a dedicated application (SPB TV), which works across platforms — including Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, iPhone, webOS, as well as feature phones (WAP). As for the server side, the solution’s features include support for AAC+, MPEG4 and H.264 codecs, dedicated monitoring server, ad management system, capacity to sustain up to 2000 simultaneously connected clients per server, integrated thumbnail and EPG servers, and support for different signal sources (satellite, cable and IP-streaming). In a nutshell, carriers get all the tools needed for launching and monetizing a mobile TV service.
No carrier partners/clients have been announced, though, but I’m sure SPB is all around the place pitching small and big operators, alike… Additional information is available from SPB’s website.