Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Open Mobile Video Coalition

For me the big news out of the NAB is Final Cut Studio Pro 2. But for others mobile TV is in the air.

From the article:

"Rather than ceding control of the mobile TV market to the nation’s wireless carriers, nine U.S. television broadcast groups have formed an industry alliance called the Open Mobile Video Coalition to speed the development of a mobile variant for digital broadcast TV.

Belo Corp., Fox Television Stations, Gannett Broadcasting, Gray Television, ION Media Networks, the NBC and Telemundo Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Broadcasting Company all spearheaded the formation of the alliance. The group is hopeful its membership will grow in the coming weeks.

Already, LG Electronics Co. Ltd. and Harris Corp. announced their Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld technology, an in-band mobile digital television system making its debut at the NAB convention in Las Vegas. Samsung also has announced a similar technology that will allow local TV broadcasters to offer their content to mobile devices.

So far, no cellphones have been announced that support the new technologies."

That last line is the funny part.



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