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Mobile

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

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

Shipments of PMPs 130m+ in 2011

Global shipments of video portable multimedia players (PMPs) will grow at an annualised rate of 30 per cent over the next five years, reaching 132 million units in 2011, according to the Parks Associates report 'Portable Multimedia Players: Analysis and Forecasts.' MP3 player manufacturers will drive growth through their desire to add video capability to […]

October 15, 2007

Red Dwarf on mobile TV

Fans of the international, award winning, cult sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf, are now able to watch exclusively created ‘mobisodes’ of the show on their mobile phone via Pitch, the international mobile entertainment company. Animated episodes made up from classic moments in the show, are available on a weekly basis.

October 11, 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

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

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