Mobile tv

Mobile video must overcome quality of service issues, says report

A survey commissioned by new media delivery specialist Vidiator has found that India is leading the way in monetising mobile video content with 50% of people having paid for it. That compares to just 26% in the UK and 47% in Malaysia. Over two thirds of the 1,500 respondents in the UK, India and Malaysia […]

MobiTV preps European expansion

US-based mobile TV technology company MobiTV has hired a general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa and says it is committed to expanding its services in the region. Paul Burmester becomes general manager and senior vice-president, EMEA for MobiTV, which said he will use his experience at various US cellcos to work up […]

Vimpelcom calls time on DVB-H

Vimpelcom has sold its 75% stake in DVB-H technology company Dominant. The Russian telco sold its stake to businessman Yevgeny Roitman, who already owned 25% of the company. Roitman is planning to transform the company from a DVB-H specialist into a DVB-T2 outfit. The value of the deal is unknown but thought to run into […]

ODG to deliver ITV content to Three

On Demand Group is to distribute commercial broadcaster ITV’s content to mobile operator Three’s customers. The deal will see shows delivered to Three UK’s mobile SVOD and catch-up service. Series including X-Factor, Coronation Street, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Secret Diary of a Call Girl will be available via Three’s tv:ondemand mobile […]

ITV to deliver first mobile catch-up service with Three

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has struck its first mobile TV catch-up deal with mobile operator Three UK. Seachange International-owned On Demand Group has been chosen by ITV to deliver the latter’s content to smartphones via Three’s mobile network. Under the terms of the deal, Three’s customers will be able to watch a selection of the […]

Orange launches new mobile TV offering

Mobile phone operator Orange is launching a raft of new services for customers in the UK including free Sky Sports and access to a range of free-to-air channels. The operator is launching the offer – titled Swapables – to customers of its top tariff Panther and it includes access to channels including Sky Sports, Sky […]

Korean-backed South African mobile TV tests underway

South African cellco Mobile TV has completed mobile TV trials using the Korean DMB standard, according to local reports. The trials were conducted in association with 10 Korean mobile handset manufacturers, local press said. The company will now apply for the relevant license from broadcast regulator ICASA. 
Telco MTN has already conducted mobile trials using […]

DStv launches low-cost mobile TV for Kenya

South Africa-based pay TV operator DStv has launched a low-cost mobile TV offering for Kenya. Subscribers will able to access the service via laptops, iPads and PCs via a dedicated decoder, the Drifta, for KES440 (€3.23) a month, according to local reports. DStv faces competition in the Kenyan market from low-cost service provider Wananchi.

Motorola acquisition could boost Google in TV business

Google is to acquire Motorola Mobility for approximately US$12.5 billion (€8.8 billion), representing a 63% premium on the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday. While Google’s acquisition of the company is being seen by observers primarily as a way for it to strengthen the position of the Android operating platform in the smartphone […]

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