Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Microsoft joins the MDTVA, and helps push DVB-H adoptions in the US.

From the press release:

“Microsoft’s participation in the Mobile DTV Alliance as a founding member will accelerate the introduction of mobile digital television based on DVB-H into cell phones, PDAs, laptops and portable media players,” said Michael Schueppert, president of Modeo.

From the MDTVA site:

"DVB-H is an open industry standard that has become the predominant technology used to deploy mobile TV services around the world. DVB-H has over 100 companies developing or deploying services, components and devices based on the standard. Through this large ecosystem, DVB-H has a competitive environment which fosters lower costs and spurs innovation.

The DVB-H standard delivers rapid, cost-effective deployments by leveraging existing infrastructure in North America. In addition, DVB-H provides a living room TV viewing experience in the palm of your hand with an average 1.5 second channel changing time readily achievable and demonstrable with the existing standard, 30+ channels of live TV programming, audio content and pod casts, a long battery life of 3.5+ hours and up to 30 frames per second delivery speed."

See also:
Qualcomm's DVB-H Chip
DVB-H 3GSM Favorite

Mobile TV Spectrum Review
Satellite Backbones for Mobile TV
Mobile DTV Alliance
Crown Castle Annouces Modeo
DVB-H Making Some Waves
DVB-H vs. MediaFlo

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