Qualcomm Inks Deal With TV Equipment Providers

San Diego-based Qualcomm revealed a relationship with three providers of Conditional Access (CA) products today, saying that it is collaborating with Irdeto, Nagravision, and MDS on its MediaFLOW mobile broadcast product. Financial details of the integration deals were not disclosed. According to Qualcomm, the providers develop systems that restrict pay TV to only paid subscribers; the integration will allow mobile TV service providers using MediaFLO to select whichever Conditional Access systems they desire. Qualcom's MediaFLO product is used to stream video and audio via wireless networks.