Advanced Television


Mobile TV a potential $2bn market

If implemented quickly, mobile DTV broadcast services could be a $2 billion market for the industry by 2012 according to a report unveiled during NAB's TV board meeting. The report, from BIA Financial Network, was commissioned by the association as part of its 'FASTROAD' (Flexible Advanced Services for Television & Radio On All Devices) technology […]

February 5, 2008

3 and O2 launch EyeVibe

Mobile phone companies O2 and 3 are merging their user generated video clip sites into one portal to be renamed EyeVibe, which anyone with a video-enabled mobile phone will be able to access. Users will be able to upload their own short videos to the service and every time they are viewed by someone else […]

February 5, 2008

SIDSA mobile TV coverage of CSTB

SIDSA will bring live DVB-H Mobile TV signals to the CSTB trade show in Moscow. SIDSA will use transmitters from its partner MIER Communications and will showcase the services in Samsung mobile TV phones. SIDSA has a strong presence in Russia, with a commercial office in Moscow, and providing the technology to one of the […]

January 30, 2008

SK Telecom inks Sony Pictures deal

SK Telecom, South Korean mobile carrier, has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television International to provide the latest movie content to its mobile service users. Under the deal, SK Telecom will provide its 22 million customers with a wide range of TV and film offerings held by Sony’s affiliates such as Columbia and Tristar. […]

January 29, 2008

Mobile set to surpass online TV delivery

Mobile set to surpass online TV delivery Mobile delivery of TV and music will exceed online delivery by 2010, international authors group CISAC has reported. CISAC, the worldwide organisation of copyright societies, said that consumption of audiovisual content on mobile devices will grow 68 per cent per year through 2010. Driven mainly by mobile TV, […]

January 29, 2008

Zodiac launches Zodigo

Zodiac Interactive, developer of software for interactive television, has launched mobile content search engine, Zodigo. Zodigo includes features that make it easy for consumers to download mobile content instantly to their mobile phones. Zodigo is also the first software platform built for release on digital TV systems, Blu-ray and HD-DVD players, all next-generation gaming consoles […]

January 29, 2008

Mobile TV subscribers 462m by 2012

As mobile TV services expand over the next five years, ABI Research sees the total number of subscribers growing to 462 million, driven in large part by the expansion of 3G networks, and flat-rate plans for mobile video. The build-out of mobile video delivery networks and an increase in the amount of available content will […]

January 28, 2008

French MNOs 'tax for exclusivity'

France’s three mobile network operators; Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom, have told president Nicolas Sarkozy that they would back his concept of eliminating advertising on public TV by levying a tax on mobile TV operators (and ISPs) in return for a guarantee there will be no more 3G operators. This would leave Iliad’s Free subsidiary […]

January 28, 2008

DVB-SH passes 3G+ test

A DVB-SH pilot jointly performed by SFR and Alcatel-Lucent from July to December 2007, has enabled both companies to validate the fundamental assumptions for the deployment of a DVB-SH network co-localised, for its terrestrial part, with an existing commercial 3G+ network. The tests proved that it is possible to reuse the 3G+ sites, towers and […]

January 18, 2008

Broadcasters align to expand French mobile TV

French broadcasters Canal Plus Group, TF1 and M6 have entered into an alliance with a number of other French TV firms in an attempt to expand the country's mobile TV market. The trio have signed a mobile TV charter along with AB Groups, Bollore, LagardereActive, NextRadioTV and NRJ Groupe. The alliance's remit calls for the […]

January 17, 2008