Free mobile TV will win subscribers

Permalink: Free mobile TV will win subscribers by David Masters

Mobile TV providers will need to offer free services to win subscribers and develop the market, an industry expert said this week.
Weijie Yun, president of Telegent Systems, a company that has already enabled free-to-air mobile TV on 20 million handsets around the world, said free services are key if mobile TV is to become a [...]


Mobile TV: 472m subscribers by 2013

Permalink: Mobile TV: 472m subscribers by 2013 by David Masters

The number of people watching TV on their mobile handset will reach almost half a billion in the next five years, according to analysts at Cantab Wireless.
By 2013, 472 million consumers will have TV subscriptions on their mobile phone, Cantab said.
Cantab’s new report forecasts the strongest mobile TV subscriber growth in Asia, especially in Korea [...]


MobiTV enables iPhone support

Permalink: MobiTV enables iPhone support by David Masters

Mobile TV provider MobiTV has added iPhone support for its live streaming and on-demand video content.
MobiTV’s user interface - which includes immediate video start and fast channel change - has been adapted to suit the touchscreen iPhone.
Linear TV can now be downloaded direct to the iPhone over 2G, 3G, or Wi-Fi internet connections.
“Our new live [...]


Telegent ships 20 million mobile TV receivers

Permalink: Telegent ships 20 million mobile TV receivers by Jan Harris

Telegent Systems announced that it has shipped more than 20 million mobile TV receivers since it launched the products in 2007.
The TV receivers have been rapidly adopted by consumers who want to watch the same TV on their mobiles that they enjoy on their home TVs.
Telegent’s receivers use the existing broadcast infrastructure, and [...]


MobiTV nominated for Global Mobile Award

Permalink: MobiTV nominated for Global Mobile Award by Jan Harris

MobiTV has been nominated by the GSMA for an award in the Best Mobile TV Service category at the Global Mobile Awards.
The awards will be held at the Palau Nacional in Barcelona, on Tuesday 17th February 2009.
MobiTV is a software download which allows a mobile phone user to watch live TV and VOD [...]


Unify4Life turns Blackbery into media portal

Permalink: Unify4Life turns Blackbery into media portal by Jan Harris

Canadian company, Unify4Life demonstrated its UnifyGuide interactive media portal at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, January 8-11.
The company is dedicated to turning a Blackberry smartphone into a customised interface for home electronic devices.
Its latest development, demonstrated at the International CES, is the UnifyGuide.
This works with Unify4Life’s AV|Shadow – [...]


US election stimulates mobile TV boom

Permalink: US election stimulates mobile TV boom by David Masters

US-based MobiTV, the first ever company to broadcast live TV direct to mobile phones, has reached the five million subscriber milestone - with one million new subscribers in the last five months.
The service is now available on over 350 handsets across 20 mobile networks including AT&T, Alltel and Sprint.
CEO Charlie Nooney said the rapid increase [...]


MySpace Mobile Launches Streaming Video Beta

Permalink: MySpace Mobile Launches Streaming Video Beta by Jan Harris

MySpace has partnered with RipCode so that MySpace Mobile users can watch MySpace video content on their mobile phone.
MySpace is the first social network to launch a video streaming service for mobile phones from its popular mobile site, m.myspace.com.
The company has chosen on-demand video transcoding technology from RipCord for the new service.
It [...]


Confusing signals on mobile TV

Permalink: Confusing signals on mobile TV by David Masters

LG has released a new mobile TV smartphone in Germany that contravenes European Union guidelines on the common mobile TV standard.
The KB770 handset incorporates a DVB-T mobile TV tuner, whilst the European Union has requested that DVB-H be adopted as the common standard across the continent.
TV on mobile phones has yet to gain widespread popularity, [...]


Quality Mobile Video Conferencing Available

Permalink: Quality Mobile Video Conferencing Available by Alan Harten

According to a report from research firm NSR, who specialise in satellite and wireless technology, mobile video services and mobile TV are expected be ten times as popular as they are now by 2013. This will equate to 566 million users.
One company that is hoping to take advantage of this mushrooming audience is Global IP [...]


TV on Your Phone? Not For Five More Years

Permalink: TV on Your Phone? Not For Five More Years by Alan Harten

Back in 2005 the viable concept of watching live TV on a mobile phone was first put forward as a pending reality.
In Asia mobile TV on other devices is very popular, especially in Japan.
In Europe the concept has received a luke warm reception.
There has been a huge amount of investment in the infrastructure [...]


M1 to Offer Mobile Music and Video in Singapore

Permalink: M1 to Offer Mobile Music and Video in Singapore by Alan Harten

Universal Software Platform creator, Streamezzo, has announced that another company is to utilise its services.
This time it is Singaporean wireless provider MobileOne Ltd (M1).
The company has opted to make use of Streamezzo’s MiWorld Go, which is a new service that offers customers mobile music and video.
M1 is a large concern, with over a [...]


MobiTV partners with Media Excel

Permalink: MobiTV partners with Media Excel by Jan Harris

MobiTV, Inc. has entered into a partnership with Media Excel, in order to offer service providers the opportunity to deliver next generation video services over mobile and broadband networks.
MobiTV provides broadband and mobile IP video delivery technology and managed services, while Media Excell specialises in advanced real-time video encoding and transcoding solutions.
The partnership [...]


MobiTV Launches ODS in Europe

Permalink: MobiTV Launches ODS in Europe by Alan Harten

MobiTV has launched a new package of Optimised Delivery Server (ODS) features in Europe.
ODS is a secure and scalable method of distributing media content including live broadcasts, VOD, as well as many types of downloadable media.
The system can be accessed by either broadband or wireless systems.
MobiTV is now actively seeking to enter into [...]


Harmonic delivers video to Nokia N95

Permalink: Harmonic delivers video to Nokia N95 by Jan Harris

Harmonic Inc is demonstrating a new solution for delivering video content over the internet to mobile devices such as the Nokia N95 phone, and other devices such as TVs and PCs, at IBC 2008 in Amsterdam
Harmonic will demonstrate how its solution can encode mobile video and stream it in H.264 baseline format over a WiFi [...]


Some Mobile TV coverage hits Olympic Gold

Permalink: Some Mobile TV coverage hits Olympic Gold by Alan Harten

Success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics hasn’t just been restricted to the athletes. According to reports from NBC and reported on CNET.com, the Olympic Games was watched on a mobile device by 210,000 people on Friday (day one), and increased to 476,062 by Monday – that’s double the viewers!
With the announcement of these impressive statistics, [...]


Targeted Advertising over Mobile TV Demonstration at IBC

Permalink: Targeted Advertising over Mobile TV Demonstration at IBC by Alan Harten

Video advertising company Packet Vision, and Udcast, wireless networks IP broadcast solutions provider have got together and produced what they claim is the world’s first solution for targeted television advertising over mobile TV.
They have even put together a technology showcase to demonstrate just how their vision of targeted advertising will be delivered across mobile [...]


RipCode in ad partnership with Millennial

Permalink: RipCode in ad partnership with Millennial by Jan Harris

RipCode, Inc., the Internet video solution provider has entered into a partnership with mobile ad company, Millennial Media, Inc., which will significantly enhance ad campaigns for customers.
The partnership will provide a service which integrates Millennial Media’s ad targeting and distribution system with RipCode’s on-demand video transcoding and delivery technology.
It will allow advertisers to [...]