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Disney on mobile in Japan

Disney plans to launch mobile phone services in Japan early next year to become the newest entrant in an ultra-competitive market. Disney, which plans to halt its US-based mobile phone service in December, is now eyeing demand for its online contents in the world’s biggest market of third-generation phones. Disney would use local mobile phone […]

November 14, 2007

French mobile TV at the starting line

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The French broadcasting regulator CSA has issued a call for candidates for national personal mobile TV services. The services are to be carried on the M7 multiplex using the DVB-H standard. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2008. M7 covers 70 urban areas and has a capacity for 16 […]

November 12, 2007

First mobile HD trial in Spain

From David del Valle in Madrid Orange Spain, controlled by France Telecom, is launching the first HDTV broadcasts via mobile in Spain. The trial will last three months and will include three TV channels – MTV, National Geographic Channel and Sci Fi and some other sports content (football, tennis and basketball) – to be received […]

November 9, 2007

MPH developers big up in-band mobile DTV

The developers of MPH in-band mobile digital television (DTV) have told members of the Community Broadcasters Association that their innovative technology, which is designed to reach viewers on the move, has the potential to generate new revenue streams for DTV broadcasters in general and the nation’s community broadcasters in particular. “Delivering robust DTV signals to […]

November 7, 2007

Telstra selects Alcatel-Lucent for interactive Mobile TV

Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Interactive TV solution had been selected by Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, to deliver its first fully interactive Mobile TV service. Telstra Mobile Foxtel by Telstra encompasses 33 channels in packages across 5 genres. The convergent capabilities of Mobile TV will allow Foxtel customers with Foxtel iQ to […]

November 7, 2007

Video phone sales to double by 2010

Sales of mobile video phones hit close to $58 billion (E40bn) worldwide in 2006 and are forecast to more than double to nearly $125 billion by 2010, says market research firm Infonetics Research in its latest report, Mobile Video Phones, Services, and Subscribers. Explosive growth in mobile video subscribers is forecast as well, jumping from […]

November 7, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent and Voda Portugal demo Mobile TV

Alcatel-Lucent and Vodafone Portugal have demonstrated for the first time in Portugal the Unlimited Mobile TV solution based on DVB-SH technology. The live broadcast Mobile TV demonstration, based on the DVB-SH standard, uses the S-Band frequency spectrum. The demonstration enabled representatives of the Portuguese Government and of the broadcast, telecom and media sectors to watch […]

November 6, 2007

Interest in Mobile TV continues to wane

Interest in mobile TV remains very low, with just 1 per cent using it in the past 12 months and only 3 per cent saying they were likely to try it in the next year, according to Continental Research's Autumn 2007 Mobile Report. Mobile phone owners were asked whether they would prefer to have an […]

October 31, 2007

ROK rolls into India

ROK Entertainment Group, the UK-based specialist mobile applications developer, has launched its first streamed mobile TV deployment in India through local operator BSNL. The service offers an initial portfolio of 6 channels to include English Music Channel (EMN), Hindi music channel (Geet), an entertainment channel (Bindaas), a Bollywood channel (Zoom), a live Hindi news channel […]

October 31, 2007

Asia-Pacific: 78% mobile TV viewers

The Asia-Pacific region is leading the adoption of mobile TV broadcasting. according to a new report from analyst firm Berg Insight. About 38 million viewers – almost 78 per cent of the total mobile TV audience – was found in Japan and South Korea in mid-2007. Berg suggests that these markets are several years ahead […]

October 29, 2007