China Digital TV CA systems throughout China
China Digital TV Holding, provider of conditional access systems to China's expanding digital television market, has been selected by China Satellite Mobile Broadcasting Corporation (CSM), a company under China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), to provide CA systems to mobile TV networks throughout China. System installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.
China Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (CMMB) is a home-grown standard for mobile TV broadcasting. With built-in CMMB modules, handheld devices such as mobile phones, PDAs and GPSs will be able to receive live TV programmes and multimedia data. As of today, nearly 200 cities in China are covered by local CMMB networks and the number of cities is expected to reach 337 by the end of 2009.