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Mobile TV users grow, still no proven business model

According to an InfoCom study the number of mobile TV users continues to grow but there is still no proven business model so far. Japan, South Korea and Italy are the leading markets for broadcast-based mobile TV services but mobile TV subscriber growth in these markets is driven mainly by free or partly-free access and […]

September 8, 2009

Downloads and streaming rise on mobiles

QuickPlay Media has unveiled the findings of its latest quarterly US consumer consumption analysis. The results-aggregate usage statistics from 17 representative QuickPlay-powered services revealed a rise in consumer demand for video downloads as well as a sharp increase in average length of stream views. The latest findings, compiled between April 1st and June 30th, 2009, […]

September 8, 2009

Mobile TV slow to take off

Mobile TV has so far failed to deliver on its promise of ubiquity, but analysts expect global user numbers to increase to 54 million in 2009. Analysts also predict that by 2013 there will be about 300 million people watching TV on the so-called 'third screen.' The study, conducted by In-Stat, revealed that mobile TV […]

August 24, 2009

FLO TV and Rentrak measure mobile TV

FLO TV, provider of the FLO TV live mobile TV, and Rentrak, a multi-screen media measurement and research company serving the entertainment industry, have aligned to launch the mobile television industry’s first comprehensive viewership and advertising impression reporting using Rentrak’s TV Essentials media measurement system. Through their collaboration, FLO TV and Rentrak will deliver reporting […]

August 24, 2009

O2 Ireland new mobile TV service

Mobile operator O2 has unveiled its new mobile TV service. However, the service is only available on certain handsets, with the iPhone absent from the list. The mobile TV package will be divided into two offerings: the lifestyle pack, which includes entertainment, music, and news from channels such as RTE News Now, CNN and the […]

August 19, 2009

Video phone sales surge, pay use doesn't

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released a Mobile Video Equipment, Phones, Services, and Subscribers report, which tracks DVB-H, DVB-SH, 3G, MBMS, TdTV, FLO, and CMMB products and vendors, including Apple, LG, Motorola, Nokia, ONDA, RIM, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and others. “Though video-capable phones continue to become more widely available, subscriber uptake of pay TV […]

August 19, 2009

Over 54m free-to-air mobile TV users in 2009

Telegent Systems and independent market research and consultancy firm In-Stat have revealed that the number of free-to-air mobile TV users worldwide will reach 54 million this year. A white paper predicts six fold growth to 300 million users by 2013 and highlights common global mobile TV usage trends revealed by primary research conducted by Telegent […]

August 19, 2009

Babelgum brings Funny or Die vids to mobiles

Independent web and mobile content platform Babelgum and comedy video portal Funny or Die have signed an exclusive, wireless licensing agreement to bring Funny or Die videos to mobile platforms. The agreement will bring new and library Funny or Die content to mobile users everywhere over the next two years. Plans include offering mobile users […]

July 31, 2009

Bundesliga mobile TV service

T-Mobile Germany has launched a mobile TV package offering live broadcasts of all Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga via UMTS-enabled phones as well as notebooks and netbooks. The package is called Liga total! and also includes a live conference channel, enabling users to watch several matches at the same time. As an introduction, T-Mobile offers Liga […]

July 18, 2009

Nearly half of Koreans watch mobile TV

Almost half of all South Koreans subscribe to mobile TV services that enable users to view programmes, movies and other entertainment content via handheld devices according to industry data. TU Media, the country’s sole operator of satellite-based digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB), said the number of its subscribers topped 2 million as of last week, four […]

July 2, 2009