Optibase, SmartVideo Take IPTV Mobile


SmartVideo Technologies will enable Optibase Ltd. to deliver full-motion TV from its Internet-protocol-TV streaming platforms to Verizon Communications Inc. and Cingular Wireless mobile subscribers in the United States.

SmartVideo said it is using Optibase’s “MGW 5100” TV-streaming platform to encode and transmit live video received from satellite provider Crawford Communications Inc. over a dedicated network to SmartVideo's facilities, where the video is decoded using Optibase's “MGW 200” decoders and transmitted using SmartVideo's proprietary technology to cellular phones and other smart hand-held devices.

The companies said their content offering includes news, weather, sports and children's programming from ABC News, NBC Universal, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel and others.