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Mobile ads will gain in developing markets

As market penetration rates for mobile services continue to soar in emerging markets, advertisers are expected to dramatically increase their spending on “third-screen” ad campaigns targeted specifically to users of…

Recession hampers mobile entertainment

A report from Juniper Research warns that, while its best case forecasts estimate that the mobile entertainment market will reach nearly $36 billion in 2010, revenue growth will be markedly…

Digital Plus Mobile joins Movistar

From David Del Valle in Madrid Sogecable’s mobile pay-TV offer Digital Plus Mobile is now available on Telefonica’s mobile phone network Movistar, following a distribution agreement. Telefonica’s 6.2 million 3G…

TV, Internet and mobile usage keeps increasing

The Nielsen Company has reported that viewing of video on television, Internet and mobile devices continues to increase and has reached new heights. In its fourth quarter "Three Screen Report",…

Mobile entertainment confident in face of downturn

From Colin Mann in London The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), the global trade association of the mobile entertainment industry has revealed findings from its first quarterly Business Confidence Index (BCI)…

Mobile media audit

Following a year-long study into the viability of such a system with the UK’s five mobile phone networks – O2, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and 3 – the GSMA has approved…

Significant rise in mobile TV usage by 2010

QuickPlay Media, provider of mobile TV and video solutions has published the results of an independent Market Tools survey focused on mobile TV and video consumption in the UK. The…

Successful DVB-SH trial in Italy

The first DVB-SH trial launched in Turin by the Italian broadcaster RAI, the mobile operator 3 Italia, Alcatel-Lucent and Eutelsat has shown promising results. The initial results of the trial…

MobiTV subs milestone

MobiTV has surpassed six million subscribers on its managed mobile media service. Available on more than 350 handsets across 20 carrier networks, including AT&T and Alltel in the US, MobiTV…

Mobile call to record TV programmes

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s Regional TV channel TV3 is launching a service that allows viewers to record its programmes from anywhere through a mobile phone call. Developed…

Telefonica launches multi-screen interactive ad service

From David Del Valle at MWC in Barcelona Spain’s Telefonica is launching a multi-screen interactive advertising service covering mobile, Internet and TV that will enable advertisers to insert their ads…

Canal+ claims unfair competition from Orange

Canal+ has filed a complaint with French antitrust authorities against France Telecom’s Orange, accusing the carrier of unfair competition in bundling its Internet, telephone and other services to attract customers.…

ETSI approves FLO interface

The FLO Forum is pleased by the decision of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) Broadcast to publish ETSI TS 102 589, "Forward Link Only Air Interface; Specification for Terrestrial Mobile;…

PacketVideo and Nagravision enable mobile TVs

Nagravision and PacketVideo, the software innovator powering the global mobile multimedia services, have introduced the first conditional access enabled version of the Telly device. Created by PV and combined with…

Star Mandarin Mobile in Australia

Star, the pay-TV operator, has launched Star Mandarin Mobile in partnership with digital media publisher News Digital Media and MNO 3 Australia. Star Mandarin Mobile is Australia's first Chinese language…