Advanced Television


Significant growth in consumption of Mobile TV

QuickPlay Media, provider of mobile TV and video solutions, has unveiled the findings of its first quarterly consumer consumption analysis. The results – aggregate usage statistics from 15 representative QuickPlay-powered services over the third quarter of 2008 – demonstrate that demand for mobile TV and video content is increasing steadily. The results, compiled from July […]

December 11, 2008

MobiTV surpasses 5m subs

MobiTV has revealed its managed network for mobile television and radio has surpassed the five million subscriber mark. Available on more than 350 handsets across 20 carrier networks including AT&T, Sprint and Alltel in the US, MobiTV continues to shape the mobile TV market it introduced more than five years ago. "With the addition of […]

December 8, 2008

MySpace mobile videos

MySpace is launching a new streaming video service for mobiles, which will allow its members to watch all MySpace-hosted videos on a range of multimedia phones. MySpace is using technology by RipCode that works in real-time and can play video out across multiple handsets, screen sizes and playback specifications. MySpace claims10 million unique users access […]

December 4, 2008

Cyfrowy Polsat MVNO with Nokia Siemens

Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland's largest digital satellite pay television platform has launched mobile phone services, based on its own telecommunications infrastructure using network solutions from Nokia Siemens Networks. Under a five-year contract, Nokia Siemens Networks has supplied a complete MVNO platform, comprising packet core equipment, applications and network management tools as well as a broad range […]

December 4, 2008

Virgin non-believer in mobile broadband

Virgin Media said it does not believe mobile broadband has mass appeal in the short term, but it entered the market to offer the service in its high-end mobile, broadband and television bundles. “Mobile broadband in the short to medium future will be a complementary product in the UK,” Chief Executive Neil Berkett said. He […]

November 24, 2008

Mobile TV to generate $10bn in 2013

Mobile TV services will generate $1.5 billion in revenues in 2008, rising to over $10 billion in 2013. At present the revenues are predominantly from subscription fees but this is expected to change over time as the advertising business model starts to gain prominence. Informa Telecoms & Media believes that by 2013 nearly half of […]

November 20, 2008

Facebook phone from 3

Mobile phone company 3 is hoping to capitalise on the success of Facebook with the release of a new handset in time for Christmas that integrates the social networking site with all the traditional functions of a mobile phone. The INQ1 puts users in touch with their social networking circle at the touch of a […]

November 14, 2008

Reding seeks to boost mobile TV

The European Commission is set to present a new guidelines aimed at paving the way for the spread of mobile television in Europe “within a few weeks,” EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding has said. She gave positive signals on advertising on mobile handsets, but warned of dangers regarding invasion of privacy. Brussels pushed European […]

November 11, 2008

Mobile video infrastructure market ramps up

The market for mobile video infrastructure will experience rapid growth rates over the next several years in spite of the economy, reports In-Stat. There are many ways to deliver video content to mobile devices; some of these require mobile video-specific infrastructure, such as broadcast out-of-band video services and cellular in-band video services, the high-tech market […]

November 7, 2008

NBC Universal mobile portal in Japan

NBC Universal has launched its new mobile portal in Japan to coincide with the theatrical run, in Japan, of the blockbuster movie 'Wanted'. It is set to offer downloadable content and services to mobile customers via a number of operators, including NTT Docomo, KDDI-au and SoftBank Mobile. NBC Universal will distribute and market its content […]

November 3, 2008