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Crown Castle Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DV

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 00:33:34 -0400

Crown Castle Mobile Media Selects Windows Media and Windows Media
DRM 10 to Deliver Live Television to Mobile Devices
- Apr 18, 2005 12:01 AM (PR Newswire)

It Accelerates the Deployment of Windows Media-Based Digital
Entertainment Services for Cell Phones, PDAs and Portable Media

HOUSTON and LAS VEGAS, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Castle
Mobile Media, a subsidiary of Crown Castle International Corp., and
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that Crown Castle
Mobile Media has selected Windows Media(R) Audio, Windows Media Video
9 and Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) 10 for its Digital
Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) broadcast service deployment. As a
preview of the exciting possibilities this relationship will deliver,
Crown Castle Mobile Media will be demonstrating with Microsoft live
mobile TV on Windows Mobile(TM)-based devices at the National
Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas from April 16 to
April 21, 2005.

Windows Media helps enable the secure delivery of high-quality
digital entertainment services over IP and other digital networks.
The components of the Windows Media 9 Series platform are available
from Microsoft in source code format, may be ported to mobile devices
based on any operating system, and are licensed under published terms
that provide significant commercial advantages for device
manufacturers compared with alternative solutions. Windows Media
Video 9 is Microsoft's implementation of VC-1, the proposed Society
of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standard.


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