Advanced Television


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

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

$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

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

Media Prima launches 3G service

Media Prima Bhd has launched Malaysia's first third generation (3G) mobile television service. The new video service includes the radio portal service, which allows users to access a real-time view of the HotFM radio studio with the DJ in action and interviews with celebrities.

December 13, 2007

Mobile WiMAX to reach 80m by 2013

Juniper Research forecasts that Mobile WiMAX 802.16e will begin to take off over the 2010 to 2013 period, exceeding 80 million mobile subscribers globally by 2013. Report author Howard Wilcox said: “We are seeing more and more Mobile WiMAX 802.16e trials and network contracts – over 50 have been announced so far in 2007 alone: […]

December 12, 2007

Siano, Huaqi and CMBSat join for mobile TV

Siano Mobile Silicon, supplier of semiconductor solutions for Mobile Digital TV (MDTV), has signed a collaboration agreement with CMB Satellite, the Hong Kong based affiliate of EchoStar Communications Corporation, and Huaqi, manufacturer of consumer multimedia products to provide advanced solutions for China’s up-coming mobile TV service known as CMMB, or S-TIMI, starting at the 2008 […]

December 12, 2007

Intellistream single box interactive mobile video platform

Intellistream, pioneer of streaming interactive 3G video services, has launched a standalone version of its Unistream 3G video content and interactive media platform. This makes it possible for Intellistream customers, whether a mobile content provider or security firm, to install an all-in-one box on their premises to offer interactive 3G video services independent of Intellistream's […]

December 12, 2007