Advanced Television


Mobiles with DTV surpass 20m in Japan

Cumulative shipments in Japan of mobile phone handsets with the one-segment terrestrial digital broadcasting function topped 20 million units as of the end of December, reports the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association Domestic shipments of handsets that can receive terrestrial digital television broadcasts reached 20.47 million units at the end of 2007. The […]

February 15, 2008

China Mobile backs LTE

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone operator, is to lend its support to LTE, the wireless broadband standard that looks set to become the flagship 4G technology. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is gaining strong momentum as the next generation wireless technology to provide super-fast web surfing on mobiles. Arun Sarin, Vodafone's chief executive, […]

February 14, 2008

Orange and T-Mobile UK mobile TV pilot

Orange and T-Mobile UK have revealed they intend to jointly pilot a new mobile TV and multimedia broadcast service in London using NextWave Wireless' UMTS MBMS based TDtv solution. The pilot, scheduled for the second half of 2008, will be targeted at people in West London and will demonstrate how the cost of providing high-quality, […]

February 14, 2008

Motorola navigates mobile TV

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Motorola has unveiled the Motorola Mobile TV DH01n, a pocket-sized device that combines a personal media player with advanced navigation capabilities including: 2D or 3D GPS and Tele Atlas map views, points of interest and voice-activated directions. According to Navin Mehta, vice president of Mobile TV and Applications Services, Home […]

February 14, 2008

Mobile TV viewers flee

A survey of mobile subscribers in Europe and North America by M:Metrics study, commissioned by Tellabs, highlights a $270 million opportunity – but only if operators meet user demands for quality and reliability improvements in the coming 12 months. This conservative revenue projection is based on operators reversing an alarming trend: former mobile TV users […]

February 14, 2008

FLO Forum attacks EC mobile stance

From David Del Valle in Barcelona The European Commission’s decision to bet on the DVB-H standard to for Europe has been fiercely criticised by the Qualcomm-sponsored FLO Forum at the MWC in Barcelona which has demanded a neutral position from European authorities in the emerging mobile TV business. “It is still very premature having a […]

February 13, 2008

Mobile TV tops handset wishlist

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Mobile TV use is set to surge due to strong consumer demand, with the service ranked as the number one application users want on their phone, according to a consumer behaviour study conducted by Ericsson and news broadcaster, CNN. The results suggest that mobile TV is poised to become a […]

February 13, 2008

MNOs want common ad measurement

The UK’s five biggest mobile operators have signed a deal to develop a common system for measuring mobile advertising effectiveness that aims to make it as easy for advertisers to run campaigns on mobiles as it is across other media such as TV and press. Advertisers and agencies have long complained that one of the […]

February 13, 2008

AFME to generate £145m by 2012

The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) has published a report that takes an in-depth look into the impact of ad-funded mobile entertainment (AFME) on the on-portal mobile entertainment market in the UK. Rimma Perelmuter, MEF Executive Director commented: “There are approximately 3 billion mobile subscribers around the world. Being able to provide them with content for […]

February 13, 2008

Nagravision steers in-car TV

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Content protection specialist Nagravision has joined forces with mobile multimedia device developer Quantum and automotive component manufacturer Magneti Marelli to launch QTM TV, a DVB-H and DVB-T pay-TV mobile set top box dedicated to in-car entertainment'. The QTM TV is thought to be the first automotive grade set-top box providing […]

February 13, 2008