The Open Mobile Video Coalition, an association of mobile digital television broadcasters, announced Neustar will provide the technology infrastructure necessary to deliver live, digital broadcast TV content to mobile video-enabled devices such as smartphones
Neustar will act as the Mobile DTV Trust Authority, “which basically means it is the neutral third party providing secure connections between DTV service providers and the mobile devices of their customers,“ a Light Reading article explains.
For the OMVC, Neustar will provide the expertise and technology to allow mobile devices and DTV service providers to connect “seamlessly and securely,” the association said. New deployments will begin later this year.
“As Neustar has demonstrated in its position as a best-in-breed neutral and trusted provider of technology infrastructure and thought leadership for the latest digital technologies, it is more than able to tackle the challenges of Mobile DTV,“ said Lisa Hook, president and CEO of Neustar.
OMVC President Vince Sadusky, who is also president and CEO of LIN Media, said with Neustar's “steady hand at the controls,“ will usher in a “thriving digital mobile industry that will bring broadcast television content to millions of American consumers.“