Advanced Television


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

Spain delays the launch of DVB-H TV until 2010

From David Del Valle at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona The commercial introduction of DVB-H mobile TV services in Spain will not take place until 2010, Minister of Industry Joan Clos, has revealed the at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “We hope that the regulation of the market is completed this year to […]

February 12, 2008

CNN International, Samsung launch Java mobile

From Colin Mann in Barcelona CNN International has launched a mobile Java application, which combines dynamic graphics with high end interactive and personalisation features such as multiple category browsing, hourly on-demand 'CNN World News Now' updates and interactive news flipper, to offer mobile users an enriched experience for keeping up to date with news on […]

February 12, 2008

NDS unveils mobile TV rights platform

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Digital pay-TV technology solutions NDS has unveiled what it claims is the world's first hybrid rights and business management platform for mobile TV. The hybrid platform, which combines content protection and business management for both the DVB-H IPDC and OMA BCAST broadcast profiles in a single system, will be shown […]

February 12, 2008

Viaccess, Discretix combine for mobile TV

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Conditional access specialsit Viaccess has teamed up with embedded security solutions provider Discretix to unveil an end-to-end mobile TV security solution, based on the OMA BCAST SmartCard Profile standard. The joint offering ensures full interoperability between the Viaccess purple-TV conditional access system and the Discretix Multi-Scheme Mobile TV Security client. […]

February 12, 2008

DVB –SH gets boost from major players

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Major players who are involving themselves in the so-called 'DVB-SH ecosystem', such as Alcatel-Lucent, DiBcom, Eutelsat Communications, Sagem Mobiles, SES Astra, TeamCast and UDcast are joining forces to deliver the first demonstration of live Mobile TV in S-Band based on DVB-SH. The initiative will take place at Barcelona's trade fair […]

February 11, 2008

Itsmy personal mobile TV channels

Mobile social network has launched 100,000 user-generated mobile TV channels, allowing its most active members to broadcaster their own shows to one another. Itsmy, owned by German company GoFresh, claims one million users and the new ‘mobile community TV’ service will allow the most avid ones to combine their own video content with pre-set […]

February 11, 2008

SIDSA debuts Enter TV

SIDSA has launched “EnterTV” a DVB-H one-stop-shop for manufacturers of Portable and Mobile TV devices. The company says it integrates its own IC with the best-in-class third party solutions to provide Portable and Mobile TV device manufacturers with fast time to market. Enter TV modules and reference designs include silicon tuners from Microtune and NXP […]

February 8, 2008

CBS mobile location ads

CBS plans one of the first serious experiments with cellphone advertising that is customized for a person's location. Its CBS Mobile unit is teaming up with the social networking service Loopt, which allows its subscribers to track participating friends and family on their mobile phones. The ads will appear on two Web sites that are […]

February 7, 2008

Thomson brings mobile TV to the Baltics

Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT) has established a mobile television trial, the first of its kind in the Baltics, based on an end to end solution from Thomson. The system from Thomson includes a complete video head end and the SmartVision service management platform to give LMT a single point of contact for complete control over […]

February 7, 2008