DVB-H

Hungary sees Mobile TV service launch

Transmission company Antenna Hungaria has launched a DVB-H Mobile TV service. There are 3 transmitters pumping out that lovely DVB-H – consisting of Free-to-Air channels “Duna TV” and “Duna II Autonomia” in Budapest. Handset-wise, it’s the popular N96 providing the viewing experience. The service has been trialled since 2006, and comes only a couple of…

SFR and Bouygues not keen on Mobile TV

According to Rapid TV News, French Mobile OpCos SFR and Bouygues have expressed doubts about the business model for personal Mobile TV – essentially they are saying it isn’t viable! This news came in letters that were sent to TV channels that were selected for the country’s DVB-H project. (Sidenote: France is one of the…

AlcaLu might exit Mobile TV??

Reuters is reporting that the new CEO of AlcaLu might sell off the Mobile TV division, meaning AlcaLu exits Mobile TV altogether! As the recession bites deep into the group’s remaining growth activities, Ben Verwaayen could be tempted to dump an investment-hungry business with no prospect of significant orders before 2010 as operator clients rein…

Mobile TV trials ends in Singapore

After a whopping 18 months, the Singapore Digital’s TV2GO Mobly TV trial finished at the end of November – ready for a commercial launch. The trial allowed e2e testing of the M-TV infrastructure needed, plus services too, which has allowed Singapore Digital to gather lots of Market Research data – nice. According to Singapore Digital…

LG reinforces DVB-T in Germany

LG has announced that it is launching the KB770 (with Free-to-air DVB-T tuner) in to Germany, a market awash it seems with DVB-T capable Mobile devices. For those of you that don’t read IntoMobile so often (shame shame shame on you!), Germany has a unique situation where the DVB-T spec was modified to allow mobile…

DVB-H WILL succeed say analysts…

TechRadar is reporting that some analysts have said that DVB-H Mobile TV could actually succeed! Yes, that’s what we like to hear! Apparently Frost and Sullivan (a well-known research company) has published result of a survey saying that (a) DVB-H will become the standard by 2010, and (b) the industry will then be worth ….…

Swiss Mobile TV take-up disappointing

Swisscom’s Broadcast chief has spoken during the “Biel Bienne Communication Days”, and said that their Mobile TV service is not meeting expectations – his reasoning: not enough DVB-H capable devices! Up until recently the Nokia N77 was the only device receiving service – however that has now expanded to four devices (I can only assume…

Mobile TV: Poland heads toward DVB-H

Polish Telecoms regulator UKE launched a “beauty contest” for a frequency license, to contain exclusively Mobile TV and radio services based on DVB-H. Apparently there is 8MHz of bandwidth, right across Poland, and the winner will be able to use the DVB-H license until 2015 in 31 Polish cities, then until 2023 all over the…

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