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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has called on member states to roll out services using the DVB-H standard "as quickly as possible".
Some key players have questioned why Brussels rather than the market is deciding what the standard should be.
The Flo Forum says:
"Technology selection is not an appropriate regulatory tool in innovative and dynamic markets such as mobile TV, especially where the market remains undecided and where the technology continues to evolve rapidly."
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
It has three routes to market:
- Complete turnkey white label service to operators. Currently it has 30 licensees each which could acquire 150, 000 subscribers in the first 12 months of service. It expects another 30 by the end of 2008 giving it a potential market of 4.5 million in 2007, 10 million in 2008 and 20 million in 2009. Typical monthly subscriptions run at $8 giving a gross revenue of $80 million per month in 2008.
- It has a new partnership with Nokia which will embed the E-series smart phone with its TV software. This is aimed at the business market and will bundle business content with a monthly subscription payable to Rok. It expects some 9 million subscribers over 3 years paying a few dollars a month for content.
- A free service which will be funded by advertising which will be announced shortly. This will have different content to distinguish it from the other services.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The new additions to the service, which also features 3,000 videoclips, are the sports channels Eurosport and Eurosport 2, TMC, NT1 Remix, a mobile version of the NT1 channel, Jet (the first TV channel totally dedicated to TV games), Olympique de Marseille football team’s OMTV and children’s channel Gulli.
At the end of 2006 the operator had over 2 million subscribers to its mobile TV service.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The broadcasters, which combined own 281 television stations in 110 U.S. markets, made the announcement from Las Vegas in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters 2007 show, which starts there today.
The coalition’s aim is to realize the “full potential” of digital broadcast television spectrum in the United States. The spectrum is currently used for stationary TVs, and the current technology does not lend itself to mobile applications. The coalition hopes to rally support around one of the recently announced technologies that will allow local digital TV broadcasters to beam their offerings to portable devices like cellphones.
By contrast, the number of low picture quality videos watched on the internet has exploded over the last two years thanks to websites such as YouTube. Although precise figures are not available, on average an estimated 100 million videos are streamed off the site and more than 65,000 new videos are added every day.