Advanced Television


MultiChoice licenses onHandTV from S3

Silicon & Software Systems (S3) have announced that South African Pay-TV operator MultiChoice has licensed S3's onHandTV Software Development Kit (SDK) for DVB-H to further develop their interactive Mobile Broadcast TV services. S3 is bringing their detailed product expertise and market knowledge to bear in this close collaboration with MultiChoice.

January 16, 2008

3.5G drives mobile broadband growth

3.5G is driving mobile broadband growth around the globe, with a rapid increase in the number of commercial HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) networks being rolled out. The number of commercial HSDPA networks launched worldwide grew by 69 per cent last year, according to a survey by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) — a […]

January 11, 2008

US mobile broadcast, another platform

Samsung Electronics, MobiTV, Nokia Siemens Networks, Rohde & Schwarz and SES Americom IP Prime are set to demonstrate a national distribution platform to enable mobile TV services in the US using local broadcast TV spectrum. The platform is planning to showcase a complete mobile TV technology solution in 2008, with consumer trials planned in US […]

January 10, 2008

Fox brings Premier League to V CAST

The Fox Soccer Channel is now delivering video highlight content from England's football Premier League to V CAST Video-enabled phones. The relationship makes Verizon Wireless the first wireless distributor of Fox Soccer Channel's exclusive Premier League mobile highlight package, delivering more than 35 video clips per week, including near-live, in-game coverage to V CAST Video […]

January 10, 2008

Ocean Blue and Sunplus mobile TV platform

Ocean Blue Software, the UK-based digital TV software specialist, and Sunplus Technology Company, the Asian silicon systems provider, have collaborated to develop a portable Freeview DVB-T platform with full interactive features. The new development will provide 'red button' functions such as text services and access to alternative video streams in Freeview DVB-T TVs

January 10, 2008

LG enhance mobile TV

Woo Paik, LG’s chief technology officer, has announced the firm’s new mobile TV vision at CES 2008. MPH – or Mobile Pedestrian Handheld – is due to revolutionise US mobile TV, Paik said, bringing live digital broadcasts to mobile phones, notebook computers, personal media players, GPS units, and in-car TV sets. Developed with Zenith and […]

January 8, 2008

Motorola media player

Motorola has unveiled a mobile media player that shows live television, on-demand video clips and programming saved on digital video recorders. Motorola, which has lost share in the mobile phone market, said it would showcase its Mobile TV DVBH compatible DHO1 device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. The device will […]

January 4, 2008

UAE licence for mobile TV by mid 2008

The telecom watchdog of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will issue a licence for the mobile digital TV service in the country by the middle of 2008. The UAE Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) have appointed a consultant to advise it on licensing issues and procedures, according to local newspapers. TRA is to issue the licence […]

January 4, 2008

Turner brands for Mobix

Turner Broadcasting System and Mobix have launched three of Turner's most popular brands as on-portal video-on-demand propositions and via Sky's mobile TV pack. Following on from the successful broadcast launch of the country's leading lad's mag on Freeview, Nuts TV is now available to all operators as a mobile TV channel. Also available as an […]

January 4, 2008

TRAI: India should auction mobile TV licences

India’s telecoms regulator has recommended auctioning licences for broadcasting mobile television services. Foreign investment in a provider will be allowed up to 74 per cent, but no more than 20 percent must be owned by broadcasting companies, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in its draft recommendations. Operators that win licences will automatically be […]

January 4, 2008