Advanced Television


Media Excel and Texas Instruments collaborate

Media Excel, a provider of transcoding solutions for MobileTV and WebTV, is expanding its longstanding relationship with Texas Instruments (TI) and collaborating on a number of initiatives designed to bring high-density, scalable video over IP compression solutions for network-based transcoding to market. The collaboration will build on TI's expanding portfolio of next-generation multicore DSPs and […]

January 15, 2010

Explosive growth predicted for Mobile Broadband

A report by CCS Insight predicts explosive growth for Mobile Broadband across Europe. Despite varying environments across Europe's five major markets, the one common factor is growth, underpinned by HSPA and HSPA+ Mobile Broadband technology. According to CCS the European Mobile Broadband market will see subscriber and revenue numbers nearly double by 2011: Total Mobile […]

January 13, 2010

FLO TV and mophie live TV for iPods

FLO TV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, and mophie are teaming to create a series of products that will bring live mobile TV to the iPhone and iPod touch platforms. The products, which are expected to begin shipping in the first half of this year, will bring the FLO TV mobile TV service to […]

January 8, 2010

Apple buys mobile ad company

Apple has agreed to buy Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising and publishing company. The move puts Apple in head-to-head competition with Google which just unveiled its new Nexus One phone (see below). Quattro runs advertising networks for smartphone applications and for the mobile Web. Its advertisers roster include Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Netflix and Disney. […]

January 7, 2010

Google unveils Nexus phone

Google has said it is defending its online advertising empire with the launch of its own brand mobile phone. It said the Nexus One represented the next frontier in the company’s $20bn core business – selling advertising through search.

January 7, 2010

Free secures French mobile licence

France's mobile phone market is set for a shake-up after ARCEP, the country's telecoms regulator, awarded a fourth licence to broadband operator Free. Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom, are the three incumbent operators in what is one of Europe's least competitive markets. Free, which is owned by French telcop Illiad, has vowed to halve the […]

December 21, 2009

Smartphones drive mobile TV

Consumer demand for mobile TV and VOD is being driven by the ability of smartphones to deliver personalised and targeted content that can be accessed immediately. An Olswang ‘Digital Convergence’ Survey of UK consumers has revealed that ownership of an iPhone encouraged 37 per cent of users to substitute their home TV viewing by watching […]

December 16, 2009

TeliaSonera deploys 4G shoot-out

TeliaSonera has become the first operator in the world to offer customers fourth-generation mobile services, with broadband speeds up to ten times faster than its top third-generation network. Ericsson will run the network TeliaSonera set up in Stockholm, Sweden, while Chinese rival Huawei is in charge of the one in Oslo, Norway. Based on how […]

December 15, 2009

Mobile TV goes international

Two major organisations within mobile television have joined forces in order to better co-ordinate and promote initiatives around the world. This follows a fast growth in the usage of DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) as a standard for mobile TV and radio on five continents. DMB Alliance is a Korean organisation which focuses on supporting global […]

December 15, 2009

PMPs continue to proliferate

Portable electronics device shipments will grow more than 10 per cent in 2009 versus 2008 according to market research firm, In-Stat. The category, which includes digital radio receivers, e-readers, edutainment toys, handheld game consoles, MP3 players, portable media players (PMPs), and personal navigation devices (PNDs), is expanding to over 400 million units in 2009. By […]

December 11, 2009