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Mobile

ABC News on Kamera

ABC International Television and Internet and mobile TV specialist aggregator Kamera have closed an agreement to distribute news video content from ABC News. The deal will enable Kamera to market ABC News' portfolio of news content to mobile operators and online platforms worldwide, excluding North America. Kamera will distribute, pitch and package ABC News content […]

October 9, 2007

One TV platform launched

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris French company Mobibase has launched One TV, a platform of TV channels made specifically for viewing on mobile phones on the Orange Gallery service. A small selection of the channels has already been available on test over the summer. One TV should be available via other operators soon – SFR […]

October 9, 2007

Gorillabox launched

Gorillabox, a new fully managed mobile TV enabler, has launched with a proposition to stream video content to any mobile handset, anywhere in Europe and the US. Central to the Gorillabox plan is a unique fixed fee commercial model, which will allow network operators, content owners, brand owners and ad agencies to take advantage of […]

October 9, 2007

ComCom awards mobile TV to Swisscom

The Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) in Switzerland has awarded the national licence for DVB-H to Swisscom Broadcast AG. The licensee intends to provide the first mobile phone TV broadcasts during the 2008 European Football Championship, in the host cities of Basle, Berne, Zurich and Genev.

October 3, 2007

KPN chooses Bluestreak to deliver 3G

Bluestreak Technology, the developer of the MachBlue platform for mobile phones and digital television, will provide its MachBlue Mobile solution to support KPN’s start of mobile TV by offering MobielTV. The service will be free of charge to early adopting customers until the end of 2007. MachBlue Mobile is a platform for mobile phones that […]

October 1, 2007

Mobile TV? Maybe

Results from a survey of 2,000 European consumers by market analyst firm Canalys indicate that half have no interest in watching any kind of TV on a mobile phone, even if the service was free. The findings highlight three potentially attractive mobile TV customer segments: The pay-TV subscriber: consumers that take pay-TV services (54 per […]

September 28, 2007

Government gives the green light to DVB-H

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The French Government has signed the decree for the technical standard for mobile television, known as TMP (television mobile personnelle) using the DVB-H standard, with complementary coverage via satellite using DVB-SH. The way is now open for a call for candidates to be issued by the end of October. The […]

September 26, 2007

Mobile TV 'not interesting'

Europeans’ interest in watching mobile television is tiny, a new study shows. Mobile operators hope that mobile TV could encourage users to spend an extra E5 to 10 a month, compensating for declining revenues from voice calls, but mobile television and video downloads ranked close to the bottom of consumer interest in a Gartner study […]

September 26, 2007

Axel and Siano cut DVB-H channel switching time

Axel Technologies, provider of multimedia middleware for mobile devices, and Siano Mobile Silicon, supplier of semiconductor solutions for Mobile Digital TV (MDTV) have launched a comprehensive platform for DVB-H terminals, with record-fast channel switching time of less than 2 seconds. The solution is targeting DVB-H enabled mobile phones, smartphones, laptops, PDAs, pocket TVs, PMPs and […]

September 26, 2007

Verizon mobile TV service

Mobile phone network provider Verizon Wireless is launching a mobile TV service in the US that will see new shows from CBS, NBC and Fox debut on phones at the same time as they air on TV. More than 10 new shows from CBS, NBC and Fox will debut on the V Cast Mobile service […]

September 25, 2007