Category archives for: Mobile TV

CSA extends TDF’s B2M trial

French TV regulator CSA has extended until March 2015 the authorisation for TDF to trial DTT broadcasts of service B2M (Broadcast Mobile Multimedia) using DVB-T. TDF broadcasts the service from the Eiffel Tower transmitter in Paris. CSA has asked TDF to send to report its conclusions after the experiment. The B2M consortium, which includes AirWeb, Archos, Expway, Immanens, Parrot and […]

Tablet TV confirms US, UK launch aims

Following advanced-television.com’s exclusive revelation September 16 that Motive Television was anticipating an end-of-year UK launch for its Tablet TV service following October deployment in San Francisco, the company has confirmed it is moving toward launches in the United States and United Kingdom in 2014. Both projects are currently in the process of updating and improving the user interface, and completing […]

BBC News on LINE

BBC News announced that its content will be available on smartphone instant messaging platform LINE. BBC News is the first international news organisation to have an official account on the app. Line is currently available in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, and the United States. By searching for the username ‘@BBCNews’ and adding the […]

Mobile video viewing up 127%

As faster wireless networks are built around the globe to provide higher bandwidth for smart devices, mobile viewership continues to rise, notes premium video publishing, analytics and monetisation specialist Ooyala. Data in Ooyala’s Q2 2014 Global Video Index Report reveals that

Viacom: Multi-screen viewership boosts fandom and loyalty

Findings from a recent Viacom study – Getting With the Program: TV’s Funnels, Paths and Hurdles – exploring how audiences discover, watch and become fans of TV shows, reveal that the proliferation of devices and sources is having a positive impact on viewership and fandom. Additionally, multi-screen viewers

Tablet TV UK launch by end of 2014?

Tablet TV – the television service specifically designed for tablets – could launch in the UK by the end of the year. Gianluca Ferremi, VP Business Development at on-demand software solutions specialist Motive Television – has revealed that Tablet TV is currently undergoing certification by the UK’s Digital Television Group. “No launch date has been set,” said Ferremi, noting that […]

ONO TV on iPhone

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Spain’s largest cable company ONO, recently acquired by Vodafone, is launching its ONO online TV service on iPhones. The service, with up to 40 TV channels, were so far available on PCs, Android and IOS tablets and Mac computers, but not on Apple’s most popular device, iPhone. The company is also enhancing the service with the addition of VoD including […]

Deloitte: Mobile video fails to take off with 4G

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When 4G was launched in 2013, Deloitte asked respondents to a mobile consumer survey with 4G which applications they were using more frequently. Watching video was the number one response. This year, among a much larger base of 4G subscribers, watching video had fallen to seventh place. Only a fifth (20 per cent) of respondents watched more video since subscribing […]

Mobile video on LTE surpasses 3G

Citrix has released its Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014. The Mobile Analytics Report provides insight into subscriber behaviour and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile data services. Key findings from the report include: LTE Surpasses 3G Mobile subscribers on LTE networks are 1.5 times more likely to watch video than subscribers on […]

GSMA calls for early broadcast spectrum release

Trade body the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has called on the European Commission to accelerate the repurposing of the UHF spectrum band (470-790MHz) better to respond to the changing ways content is being accessed. The move puts the GSMA in direct opposition to the European Broadcasting Union, which argues that an early release date is […]

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