Demo of Mobile Phone TV over DVB-H
: Achieving a first for the Asia-Pacific region, Nokia, MediaCorp
Technologies, M1 and the Media Development Authority of Singapore
today jointly showcased a live end-to-end mobile phone TV broadcast
over a DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld) network at the Nokia
Connection event in Singapore.
DVB-H is a standard specified by the DVB Organization specifically
for the broadcast of TV-like content and data to handheld devices,
such as mobile phones, which have unique requirements in terms of
power consumption, screen-size and mobility.
MobileOne (M1), a leading mobile operator in Singapore and provider
of the live WCDMA network for the Nokia Connection event has also
expressed its support of DVB-H as the digital mobile phone TV broadcast
"Mobile phone TV fulfills a human desire to be informed and connected
to news, entertainment and information services especially as our
lives become increasingly mobile," said Mr. Ari Beilinson, Director
Business Development, Nokia Ventures Organization. "This first
live demonstration of mobile phone TV over DVB-H in Asia and ongoing
trials in Europe indicate a growing global interest in investigating
how mobile phone TV can deliver more multimedia and online services
in addition to traditional TV-like broadcasts. "
The demonstration used the DVB-H standard because it is optimized
for mobile, handheld receivers and supports the broadcast of a variety
of digital content including television programs, interactive services
and online content. The DVB-H standard developed by the DVB Organization
combines traditional television broadcast standards with elements
specific to handheld devices: mobility, smaller screens and antennas,
indoor coverage and reliance on battery power.
"The MDA is excited to collaborate with key industry players
like Nokia, MediaCorp Technologies and M1 in exploring the future
of mobile phone TV. We support the development of mobile phone TV
using DVB-H as it advances Singapore into the next stage of digital
TV rollout. This move creates new business opportunities for content
development and it fits into our Media 21 plan to develop the local
media industry," said Mr. Seto Lok Yin, Director for Industry
Development of the MDA.
Pak Lum, CEO of MediaCorp Technologies, said, "As Singapore's
leading broadcast transmission infrastructure provider, MediaCorp
Technologies is pleased to deliver 'live' Channel NewsAsia content
via the digital terrestrial TV infrastructure managed by us."
He added, "Channel NewsAsia is a prime example of the type of
programming suited for mobile phone TV - news evolves constantly and
mobile phone TV can connect users to the important visual element
as news unfolds. DVB-H also offers opportunities to develop additional
forms of content, such as interactivity, hence introducing a richer
multimedia experience to the viewer."
"M1 supports DVB-H as the digital mobile phone TV broadcast standard.
A digital mobile phone TV adds a new level of sophistication to mobile
service offerings and will also contribute to the growing use of other
data and non-voice services, such as web browsing and messaging,"
said M1's Chief Executive Officer, Neil Montefiore.
The mobile phone TV in today's demonstration was enabled by the Nokia
Streamer, the first mobile DVB-H receiver designed specifically for
pilot purposes. It is attached to the Nokia 7700 much like a battery
pack and receives the broadcast signal for viewing on the Nokia 7700
media device. Nokia also supplied the end-to-end mobile TV network
solution, which was used to broadcast the mobile TV service consisting
of several channels to the terminals around the Nokia Connection premises.
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