S&T expands Freesat supporting technology

Strategy & Technology Limited (S&T) has extended its commitment to the Freesat project with the expansion of its MHEG-5 interactive middleware technology.

"We are committed to this key project," explains David Cutts, MD, S&T. "We are a long way along the development road to extend our RedKeyTM MHEG-5 engine to make it ready for the Freesat Profile and we are leading the field in this regard."

S&T is also working on the provision of a suite of interactive services that broadcasters whose service will be available via Freesat will be able to deploy.

Emma Scott, MD, Freesat, adds, "S&T has been involved in the Freesat project almost since its inception and it has proved to be a tremendous benefit for us to be able to work with a company with such a strong track record in this field."

Freesat, launching in 2008, will offer around 200 channels plus interactive services for a one-off payment, targeting viewers with HD-enabled TV sets wanting to receive HD free-to-air broadcasts, and the those who are currently outside of DTT coverage.

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