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  • Virgin Mobile to Lose Mobile TV Offerings

    Virgin Mobile to Lose Mobile TV Offerings

    As we reported last week Virgin Mobile was pulling the plug on Movio, the under-performing Mobile TV branch that was launched through a partnership with BT using the DAB TV standard. Now with the partnership dissolved it seems that Virgin Mobile will likely discontinue sales and production of the Lobster 700TV mobile handset, which had been the carrier’s flagship mobile TV device. Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Switches Off Mobile TV

    Virgin Mobile Switches Off Mobile TV

    Less than 10 months after launching its mobile broadcast video service in Europe, Virgin has pulled the plug, and will switch off the service early next year. BT Movio, the bandwidth provider, is canceling its contract with frequency owner GCap Media. A number of setbacks plagued the efforts, including that fact that only one handset – the Lobster 700TV – was equipped to receive… Read More

  • DVB-H Gets Boost from HiWire Act

    DVB-H Gets Boost from HiWire Act

    The de facto mobile TV standard situation in America may have cleared up just a bit as HiWire has announced a 24-channel lineup using the DVB-H standard in Las Vegas. This content will include seven channels from Discovery Communications including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Kids and Discovery Mobile; along with six channels from MTV Networks with MTV, CMT, Comedy… Read More

  • Nokia's DVB-H Mobile TV Standard Gets EU Blessing, Market Poised to Finally Materialize

    Nokia's DVB-H Mobile TV Standard Gets EU Blessing, Market Poised to Finally Materialize

    Mobile TV is still FUBAR here, but over in Europe and Korea (especially Korea) it’s in much better shape. And now that the EU has backed a single standard for mobile TV there—one supported by Nokia—its prospects are looking better and better. The EU has given its blessing to DVB-H, which, while annoying proponents of other standards such as Qualcomm, should kick start the… Read More

  • Indonesian Mobile TV Based on DMB Technology

    Indonesian Mobile TV Based on DMB Technology

    Handset users in Indonesia will get their mobile TV on the Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology. This same broadcast technology is used for transmitting digital TV to mobile handset users in Japan and Korea, and today Indonesia’s PT Agis announced that it has formed a partnership with IPTV systems integrator Broadband Network Systems (BNS) and Toshiba. Together the… Read More

  • Koreans Make the Best Entertainment Phones

    Koreans Make the Best Entertainment Phones

    A new report on mobile entertainment devices suggests that LG and Samsung make the best entertainment phones in the United States. This report by Parks Associates has the Korean powerhouses out on top, with 12 percent of LG owners and 11 percent of Samsung owners reported to having mobile TV features, while Motorola came out at eight percent and Nokia zero percent. To date Nokia… Read More

  • Nokia and MiTV Partner for Malaysian Mobile TV

    Nokia and MiTV Partner for Malaysian Mobile TV

    MiTV Corporation and Nokia have announced plans to collaborate on the launch of a commercial mobile broadcast TV service. This service will be based on the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) technology, and will be available in Malaysia in the second half of this year. This deal was unveiled at Nokia Connection 2007 in Singapore, and also in conjunction with Broadcast Asia 2007. Read More

  • French Mobile TV Delayed Until Summer 2008

    French Mobile TV Delayed Until Summer 2008

    Citizens of France won’t be won’t be watching TV from DVB-H on their mobile phones this fall. While the launch of broadcast mobile TV was planned to kick off this autumn in time for the Rugby World Cup, a conflict between French mobile operators and broadcasters has led to a delay. Recent complications, which have resulted in a stand still over the business model will likely push… Read More