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Bitbop on smartphones

  Bitbop, Fox Mobile Group’s on-demand mobile TV subscription service, is now available to millions of smartphone users on the Android platform. Bitbop’s wireless entertainment subscription service will be accessible…

Mobile500 Alliance pushes US mobile TV

  A coalition of leading US television broadcasters have announced the formation of the Mobile500 Alliance to accelerate the availability of mobile digital television, or Mobile DTV, service to consumers…

Microsoft man for top Nokia job

  Nokia has appointed Microsoft business manager Stephen Elop as its new chief executive. The appointment may mark a sea-change in strategy at the top of the mobile phone giant.…

Industry majors team for multi-screen delivery

Dutch telco KPN is teaming up with telecoms specialist firms Alcatel-Lucent, KPN, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Sofia Digital under the auspices of industry body the bmcoforum to allow seamless…

Sky Deutschland iPad app powered by Irdeto

Irdeto’s Broadband solution for content management and distribution is at the core of the newly launched Sky Deutschland VOD iPad application.  The VoD iPad application, which enables consumers to access…

Flo TV vulnerable in Japan?

Flo TV vulnerable in Japan?

Qualcomm’s TV-onto-cellular devices operation Flo TV (AKA MediaFlo) has a foothold in Japan via a joint-venture with KDDI. The technology looks increasingly at risk if Japan selects a system developed…

Vodafone on IPTV charge

Vodafone on IPTV charge

Vodafone is entering the Spanish IPTV market with the launch in the last quarter of this year of an offer in direct competition with Telefonica-controlled Movistar TV (formerly Imagenio), the…

Mobile TV set for accelerated adoption after 2012

Market inhibitors are being addressed and worldwide adoption will accelerate starting in 2012 through 2015 when total market revenues are forecast to exceed $20 billion says AIB research. The three…

Chunghwa Telecom chooses Envivio for mobile TV service

Envivio has announced that N-Type, a leading systems integrator in Taiwan, is deploying a multi-channel Envivio Mobile TV Headend that will enhance the capabilities of Taiwan’s largest telecommunications company, Chunghwa…

Canal+ services for iPad

After successful launches on iPhone and iPod Touch, Canal+ Group channel offerings are now accessible on the Apple iPad in WiFi and 3G/3G+. Subscribers to Canal + Channels and /…

ITV in talks for mobile catch-up app

ITV is in talks with Apple, Blackberry and Google's Android team about launching an ITV Player mobile app, which would allow users to catch up on the broadcaster's content any…

Qualcomm CEO: Flo TV flailing

Flo TV, a service from Qualcomm that delivers television shows to mobile phones and other portable devices, hasn’t found the audience the company had hoped for, according to Qualcomm Chief…

3 bidders for HK mobile TV

Hong Kong's Telecommunications Authority has announced the three bidders for a 'Broadcast-type Mobile TV Services' licence, to operate between 678-686 MHz in the UHF band. They are: China Mobile Hong…

iPhone simulcast from ITV

ITV has launched a simulcast streaming service of ITV1 and ITV2 for the iPhone. The free, ad-funded web app, accessed via the web browser at www.itv.com/watchITV/iphone, will stream all ITV's…

Mobile TV opportunity for European operators

Telegent Systems has released research findings that point to significant potential for free-to-air mobile TV. Fifty-eight per cent of the British online research sample identified at least one environment, such…