Vimicro, CSMBC to co-develop CMMB mobile TV

Vimicro International, a multimedia semiconductor and solution provider in China, has set up a strategic development partnership with China Satellite Mobile Broadcasting Corporation (CSMBC) to jointly promote mobile TV under the China Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (CMMB) standard.
Vimicro will develop highly integrated CMMB chip solutions, and CSMBC will take charge of the CMMB handset testing and certification. They will work to boost the CMMB standard and technology in the end-user market.
CSMBC and China Mobile earlier signed an exclusive broadcast agreement to jointly develop CMMB standard and TD-SCDMA technologies, which allow end product users to receive live TV programmes and multimedia data via TD-SCDMA networks.