Tag Archives | Mobile TV


Are Mobile TV and Video Still Killer Apps?

Mobile TV and video were once considered “killer apps” that would entice subscribers to use more data, helping the networks increase ARPU and hold onto customers in an increasingly cutthroat market. Video was perhaps thought of as a panacea that would prevent operators becoming merely bit-pipes; but in reality, this is the situation they face […]

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Mobile Drama!

It’s a phenomenon that has been circulating around for the past few years; “Mobile Soaps”, which are specifically aimed and targeted at people like myself… Teens! It’s an idea that has always intrigued me; I’m a fan of anything that is gripping, true and something I can relate too (in terms of Dramas that is). […]

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BBC iPlayer on the N95

Howdy folks, Whatley here… Haven’t written anything for a while, but this is something I just had to share. I just got back from filming the latest edition of the Mobile Industry Review Show (live from the T-Mobile event) and I was about to go to bed when I found this video in my Google […]

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Toshiba shutters mobile TV service

Is this the deathknell for broadcast mobile TV? Toshiba’s four year old mobile telly subsidiary, Mobile Broadcasting Corporation, is soon to be shut down. Says Toshiba: “Since its establishment, Mobile Broadcasting Corporation has provided diverse services in an attempt to build a subscriber base and enlarge its business. However, the number of subscribers has not […]

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Alcatel-Lucent, Speedcast unwrap DVB-H for Asia

Alcatel-Lucent and Speedcast have teamed up to jointly create a DVB-H platform for mobile TV operators in Asia. The two have said they’ll use their technologies, infrastructure and content delivery products to build the service, which they’ll market to operators in the region. The pair’s service will cover: the service platform, a security and encryption […]

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Mobile TV – Hit and Miss

An interesting survey from QuickPlay Media has revealed that while 41% of consumers have watched TV or video on their phones, 44% do not even know if their operator offers mobile TV. So pretty impressive penetration rates and also a shocking lack of awareness. So which is it – is mobile TV a Hit or […]

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Vodafone Germany not impressed with mobile TV

It looks like Vodafone’s Germany head isn’t too impressed with mobile TV so far. After getting turned down for a mobile licence in the country, which went instead to Mobile 3.0, a consortium of publishers, the operator said it will now focusing its mobile TV efforts towards selling add ons. According to Forbes, Vodafone plans […]

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Qualcomm to launch UK mobile telly?

Could Qualcomm be thinking of bringing its MediaFLO mobile TV service to the UK? It’s shaping up to be a possibility after the company bought a slice of spectrum in the recent Ofcom auction. According to Qualcomm, it’s now got its hands on the 40 MHz (1452-1492 MHz) of L-Band radio spectrum, for the princely […]

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AT&T turns on mobile TV this week

And after all the talk, it looks like AT&T has stuck to its deadline and it’s going to be launching its broadcast mobile TV service – under the unsurprising brand name AT&T TV – from May 4, with two compatible devices, the LG Vu and the Samsung Access. The service, based on Qualcomm’s MediaFLO, will […]

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Dish testing mobile TV with Alcatel

Looks like the Dish Network conundrum is finally settled – the company is indeed getting into the mobile TV game, after announcing it’s teaming up with Alcatel-Lucent to test a system based on the DVB-SH standard. The test looks like it’s just a small one without any consumers involved – according to the pair, the […]

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Mobile TV ads worth $500 million by 2013

Analysts have been polishing their crystal balls over mobile TV and they reckon that it could soon be a top notch way of delivering adverts. A new report from Juniper Research has found that this year, mobile TV will earn $335 million in ad revenues while by 2013, that figure will reach $2.5 billion. The […]

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Local broadcasters testing 3 mobile TV standards

Regardless of how mobile TV has performed to date, it looks like more and companies can’t wait to get involved. According to AP, the Open Mobile Video Coalition – a collection of owners of over 800 local TV stations – is testing three broadcast mobile TV standards. The group will provide recommendations for a standard […]

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