Advanced Television


Orange scores with Setanta deal

Orange has signed a content agreement with leading international sports broadcaster Setanta, to be the first mobile operator in the UK to broadcast Setanta Sports 1, Setanta Sports 2 and Setanta Golf on its mobile portal, Orange World. Orange will be the only UK mobile operator able to stream live coverage of every televised match […]

December 24, 2007

AT&T mobile TV service ASAP

US telco AT&T said it plans to launch its long-planned live mobile TV service “as early as possible” in 2008, citing efforts to improve the user experience as the reason behind the delay. AT&T confirmed the MediaFLO-based service will launch with eight live, linear channels: CBS Mobile, Fox Mobile, NBC2Go, NBC News2Go, ESPN Mobile TV, […]

December 24, 2007

ESPN, CBS and FOX bowl onto mobile TV

Verizon, US leading wireless provider, and MediaFLO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, have teamed up to bring fans full-length coverage of 24 American football 'bowl' games, kicking off with ESPN Mobile TV's telecast of the Poinsettia Bowl. Coverage of the 2008 bowl games will be provided by ESPN Mobile TV, CBS Mobile and FOX […]

December 20, 2007

Ericsson successful MBMS tests

Ericsson has successfully performed interoperability tests for its Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) solution with the leading chipset vendors. The move sets the stage for the widespread adoption of MBMS and the availability of MBMS terminals. MBMS is a flexible solution that allows operators to broadcast different forms of content in different parts of the […]

December 19, 2007

bmcoforum defines implementation profile

International lobbying association the Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum (bmcoforum) has finalised an implementation profile based on the Open Mobile Alliance Mobile Broadcast 1.0 Enabler, with the aim of to accelerating the launch of DVB-H based mobile TV. This profile can be used in interoperability tests, pilots and timely deployments as early as 2008 of DVB-H […]

December 18, 2007

First DVB-SH mobile TV trial in Italy

Alcatel-Lucent, the mobile operator 3 Italia and Italian public broadcaster RAI are launching the first trial of Mobile TV based on the DVB-SH standard in Italy. The trial will take place in Torino and it will be overseen by RAI Technological Strategies Dept., Raiway SpA and RAI Research and Technology Innovation Centre, providing their three-year-old […]

December 17, 2007

$10bn mobile video messaging by 2012

Mobile video messaging services are at the centre of the technology convergence that is helping mobile customers realise greater levels of self-expression and online community participation. According to principal analyst Dan Shey of ABI Research, "Mobile video messaging is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the convergence of increased mobile device capabilities and consumers’ desire […]

December 14, 2007

Portugal's RTP starts mobile HD

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese public broadcaster RTP has started transmitting its first TV channel in high definition for mobile phones. According to the head of the project, Carlos Vargas, this is the first HD mobile project in Portugal and is being conducted in partnership with mobile operator Optimus and Nokia, with the technological […]

December 14, 2007

China grants for mobile phone TV

A RMB400 million (E44m) government fund has been granted to boost the domestic mobile phone TV standards in China over the next three years. The fund aims to accelerate the development of the domestic mobile TV, including the system research, end-equipment design and test process. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television will take […]

December 14, 2007

Development of Swisscom DVB-H to continue

At the end of September this year, ComCom awarded Swisscom what is at present the only nationwide licence for mobile TV (DVB-H). Swisscom, Sunrise and Orange tested the new technologies in a pilot project at the end of 2006, with a cooperation project subsequently being initiated for the commercial launch of mobile TV. The two […]

December 13, 2007