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SKT, T-Systems JV

SK Telecom, South Korea’s top mobile operator, has reached a preliminary deal with T-Systems, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, to jointly enter the mobile broadcasting market in Europe and Asia. “SK Telecom and T-Systems are planning to cooperate on a variety of mobile TV technologies,” SK Telecom said. SK Telecom has been looking to overseas […]

September 13, 2007

Movistar launches flat fee mobile TV

Movistar launches flat fee mobile TV From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain's Telefonica is making a full-frontal assault on mobile TV through its MNO Movistar, launching a flat fee of E5 per month for a 3G mobile TV offer of 26 TV channels. The TV service will provided under a free promotion until January […]

September 13, 2007

3 Italia mobile football

3 Italia has launched “Scendi in campo con 3”, the new Italian Mobile TV offer dedicated to football. Subscribers can view Serie A football matches and Sky's coverage of the Champions League. Users will also have the chance to watch live the best of international football with the most interesting matches of Premiership, Bundesliga, Liga, […]

September 12, 2007

iPhone hits 1m sales

Apple sold its one millionth iPhone just 74 days after launching the popular product and three weeks ahead of its own projections. The news comes less than a week after Apple slashed the price of the 8GB by $200 (E144), from $599 to $399. Apple also said it was lowering the price of the 4GB […]

September 12, 2007

Nagravision goes mobile with Alcatel-Lucent

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Value-added content protection solutions provider Nagravision has successfully integrated its Nagra Mobile conditional access system with the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Interactive TV platform. The combination will allow operators to launch a complete secured and interactive mobile TV service with a short time to market. Alcatel-Lucent's Mobile Interactive TV platform is a […]

September 11, 2007

UPC says hello Moto, Tandberg

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Triple play operator UPC Broadband has selected solutions from Motorola and Tandberg Television, to power its Video on Demand (VOD) services in The Netherlands. Already deployed in several locations across The Netherlands, the Motorola and Tandberg Television solutions power the delivery of on-demand content that is expected to reach over […]

September 11, 2007

Apple gives back $100

A furious response from early adopters to the $200 (E146) cut in iPhone prices has seen Apple give $100 credit notes to all early purchasers. The company posted an open letter from CEO Steve Jobs on its Web site defending the decision to cut the price of the 8GB iPhone from $599 to $399, but […]

September 10, 2007

Qualcomm and TeamCast expand MediaFLO

Qualcomm, developer of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, has licensed its FLO modulator software to France-based TeamCast, a company that develops equipment for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) serving the mobile TV transmission industry. The agreement enables TeamCast to accelerate development of FLO-compliant modulators for mobile TV transmissions, which can then be integrated into […]

September 10, 2007

Qualcomm, Maxis and Astro trial MediaFLO in Malaysia

Qualcomm, developer of wireless technologies, mobile communications group Maxis and ASTRO All Asia Networks, have signed an agreement to conduct a technical trial of Qualcomm's MediaFLO technology in Malaysia. The MediaFLO trial is expected to begin in autumn 2007 and will feature 25 live content channels provided by ASTRO delivered in an 8 MHz UHF […]

August 31, 2007

Thomson combats piracy and supports Taiwan mobile TV

Thomson has revealed its new deterrent to piracy utilising watermarking technology allowing video on demand (VoD) operators to identify content on a per transaction basis. The combination of Thomson's Sapphire VoD server and NexGuards watermarking technology offers an end-to-end content tracking and piracy deterrence solution. Thomson has also revealed that Taiwan's terrestrial broadcaster, Public Television […]

August 31, 2007