Mobile tv

LTE broadcast ‘the future of linear TV’, says MVA

LTE broadcast represents “the future of live and linear TV” according to Mobile Video Alliance (MVA) member and senior manager of network strategy at UK mobile operator EE, Matt Stagg.  Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation in London yesterday, Stagg argued that: “LTE broadcast, put simply, is bringing the efficiencies of DTT […]

GSMA: EC risks falling behind without “greater flexibility” on 700MHz

The European Commission needs to show “greater flexibility” in making 700MHz spectrum available for mobile broadband and should support the release of UHF spectrum between 2018-230 “and potentially earlier”, or risk falling behind other advanced markets, according to mobile industry association the GSMA. Responding to the conclusion of the consultation period on the Lamy report […]

TDF and Rai begin LTE-A+ trials

French transmission services provider TDF and Italia public broadcaster Rai this week began trial LTE-A+ mobile TV broadcasts in Paris and Aosta.  The trial is based on a ‘Tower Overlay’ concept developed by the Technische Universität Braunschweig in 2013. US outfit GatesAir is a partner in the project, which is also supported by Expway and […]

Mobile video to account for 20% of all viewing by 2025

Mobile video will account for more than 20% of overall viewing time among US consumers by 2025, with smartphones and tablets to take share from both TV and PC-based video viewing, according to new research. The Diffusion Group (TDG) claims that viewing on smartphones and tablets will experience strong growth over the next decade, but […]

Quickplay acquires Roundbox for LTE Broadcast push

Online video specialist Quickplay has acquired New Jersey, US-based Roundbox, a mobile video optimization specialist in a move that Quickplay says will support its ability to deliver content across 4G networks using multicast – LTE Broadcast – and unicast technologies. Roundbox technology has been deployed at service providers including KDDI and TIM. Quickplay said the […]

T-Mobile Czech Republic taps Allegro DVT for mobile TV

T-Mobile Czech Republic has partnered with digital video technology firm Allegro DVT for the launch of its new mobile TV platform.  T-Mobile has selected Allegro DVT’s AL2400 transcoders to deliver its live multiscreen IPTV channels. The OTT delivery system handles transcoding and packaging in all OTT TV formats, and integrates with encryption, subtitling and ad insertion […]

Quickplay to launch LTE broadcast support

Online video technology specialist Quickplay has announced plans to integrate LTE broadcast capabilities into its managed video platform. The solution will allow global mobile operators using an LTE Broadcast solution provided by Qualcomm Technologies, to deliver video over mobile devices and networks. “We view LTE Broadcast as a natural progression of wireless delivery technology that will […]

Reuters launches mobile TV service

Reuters has launched its mobile TV news service, offering curated and personalised news coverage that is available anywhere, on-demand. Reuters TV, which the news organisation is touting as “a new category of TV news,” is available as an iPhone app and is aimed at “informed, mobile, and globally engaged consumers in their 30’s and 40’s who […]

Inea teams up with Play

Polish cable operator Inea has struck a partnership with mobile service provider Play to develop MVNO-based mobile services. The deal will enable Inea to offer 4G services to its customers, targeting a wider base than those who have taken up its existing low-cost mobile offering. Inea president Janusz Kosinski said mobile services were a natural […]

Ofcom to make 700MHz available for mobile

Ofcom has said it will make the 700MHz frequency band that currently forms the bedrock of digital-terrestrial available for mobile broadband applications. The regulator said the switch would take place by the beginning of 2022 and possibly up to two years earlier, citing the claim that demand for mobile data “could be 45 times higher […]