Advanced Television


CEA to discuss portable standards

An industry standard for portable and handheld devices could make it easier for consumers to connect these devices with home audio and video systems, in-vehicle audio, video and navigation systems and other consumer electronics (CE) products

August 7, 2008

Call to Action' advertising

Call to Action allows users to get more information or to communicate with the advertiser while the advertisement is playing. For example, if you see an advertisement for the latest car, you would press the call to action button and an SMS text could be sent to your phone with the nearest dealership or a […]

August 7, 2008

‘Mobile Video’ increasingly Includes ‘Internet Video’

In-Stat identified two potential models for mobile TV viewing: ';waiting room' and ';leisure time' with very different requirements. David Chamberlain, In-Stat analyst, suggests that personal devices such as cellphones and personal media players are preferred for the waiting room scenario. However, if there is more time available, survey respondents preferred larger screens on products such […]

August 7, 2008

Mobile operators should back free mobile TV

“The key to success for mobile TV is to first understand what consumers want, and in this respect, content is king. Consumers are open to place-shifting television, provided that the content that they are familiar with and already enjoy stays the same and is accessible at the times that they are accustomed to viewing it. […]

August 6, 2008

T-Mobile VOD

T-Mobile VOD T-Mobile is planning to launch a video-on-demand service for films and TV shows that can be watched on either a mobile or PC. The Video On Demand Plus, as the new service is called, will allow customers to rent the long form content for seven days. Viewers will also be able to watch […]

July 31, 2008

BBC look to mobile again?

In its proposal, the BBC argues that it is “uniquely placed to drive mainstream use of mobile television”, in a similar way that the BBC iPlayer has sparked the online catch-up TV market or Freeview has promoted takeup of digital terrestrial television. This despite the fact the trials proved tiny amounts of usage. ITN has […]

July 28, 2008

Telegent mobile access to TV

Viewers worldwide can stay abreast of live sports coverage this summer with TV handsets that incorporate Telegent's free-to-air mobile TV technology. According to SINO-MR, a leading China market research firm, 71 per cent of China consumers surveyed were interested in watching the 2008 Beijing games on a TV phone, with 41 per cent considering buying […]

July 17, 2008

Verimatrix says ‘Hello Moto’

Content security technologist Verimatrix and Motorola have entered into a comprehensive reseller agreement whereby the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV has been integrated with Motorola’s end-to-end IPTV solution. “Our customers benefit from our agreement with Motorola as it provides them with a turnkey solution for a faster and more secure deployment environment […]

July 14, 2008

Mobile Broadband ‘jeopardised by regulation’

Europe's mobile industry is cutting back spending on new networks and services as a growing regulatory burden from the European Union puts profitability under pressure, In its response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the voice roaming regulation, the GSMA warns that European mobile operators, on average, are only just covering their weighted cost […]

July 14, 2008