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March 20th, 2009

Signaling Iraqi Success Is Newtec

Newtec Horizon HZ420 transceiver Newtec has announced that Mobision – part of independent Iraqi television network, AlsumariaTV – has selected the company’s Horizon HZ420 equipment for use in the Middle East’s first ever paid-for mobile television service for mobile phones and DVB-H compliant devices.

The service consists of a package of 22 popular television channels broadcasted over satellite and received in four cities in Iraq by Newtec’s Horizon HZ420 equipment, which then converts the signal into DVB-H, and re-transmits it using medium and high power terrestrial transmitters. The solution includes demodulation of the satellite signal and DVB-S2 Multistream compatibility, GPS functionality to enable compatibility with single frequency networks as well as a COFDM modulator to allow television signals to be converted into DVB-H signals.