Advanced Television


Mobile TV for Kenya

A mobile TV service has launched in Nairobi. The service, DStv Mobile, was launched by Digital Mobile TV (DMTV) Limited of South Africa using DVB-H technology.

October 26, 2007

AT&T sceptical on mobile TV

Mobile video is struggling because the economics don't work yet, so says Mark Collins, vice president of consumer data services for AT&T. He said that every major U.S. carrier, including Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, is looking at video as a potential driver of data traffic and revenue. But so far, Collins says, no one has […]

October 26, 2007

Verizon Minisode Network

Verizon Wireless has formed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to offer The Minisode Network on V CAST. The channel offers four to six minute versions of the studio's television shows and allows customers with V CAST-enabled phones to watch the minisodes through their mobile phones. The shows offered as minisodes include classics such as […]

October 25, 2007

Research says mobile video expands in US

M:Metrics, the mobile media authority, reports that the mobile video market in the US is growing. At 8 million in August, the total audience for those who viewed mobile video, either from the carrier or video content sent by a friend or family member, grew by 34 per cent from January of this year. With […]

October 25, 2007

Paris mobile TV down the tube

French broadcasting regulator the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel is allowing broadcast transmission specialist TDF to carry out a trial of personal mobile television in the stations and tunnels of Paris's urban transport network. The three-month trial ends on January 15 2008.

October 25, 2007

Nexage powers DivX mobile video

Nexage, mobile video solution provider, is powering a new mobile video service from DivX that will provide users with a high quality video experience on their mobile phones globally. Nexage's PhoneCast supports full social networking capabilities that enable communities to be built around content.

October 19, 2007

Germany to approve mobile TV project

Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile, Vodafone and O2 have agreed to meet German regulatory conditions to win approval for their venture to broadcast television on mobile phones. The conditions will ensure that competition isn’t hampered. The approval will become final in October provided that it isn’t challenged before then. The companies agreed not to bundle services and […]

October 18, 2007

Spectrum scarcity to block mobile TV until 2010?

The number of mobile broadcast TV subscribers in Western Europe is expected to pass 20 million by 2011, according to a report from Juniper Research. However, following the exit of the BT/Virgin Mobile DAB-IP offering from the market, the UK is not expected to re-launch mobile broadcast TV services until 2010 at the very earliest, […]

October 18, 2007

Spain MNOs 'uncompetitive'

Spain’s competition watchdog has launched a probe of the country’s three largest mobile-phone operators for possible collusion, Spain’s Consumer and Users Organisation said. The National Competition Commission is investigating whether Telefonica’s Movistar, Vodafone and France Telecom’s Orange co-ordinated a rise in their tariffs in March. All three raised tariffs to compensate for the banning of […]

October 18, 2007

SK Telecom, T-Systems team up for mobile TV

South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom and T-Systems have entered into a preliminary agreement on mobile broadcasting. The companies plan to jointly enter the mobile broadcasting market in Europe and Asia, using a variety of mobile TV technologies. The size of the deal was not disclosed.

October 18, 2007