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Saturday, January 06, 2007

TV is Personal, TV is Mobile 2.0

As early as August 2006, Nokia has announced the availability of pilot services for Mobile TV. Recently the site has announced it will be providing commercial mobile TV broadcast to New York city. Mobile TV broadcast is the latest service addition to 3G enabled telcos but unlike downloaded contents like 3GP videos (pull on demand) or streamed videos. Mobile TV is broadcasted just like normal TV using the open DVB-H specification for broadcasting to battery-powered handheld devices, and a related set of specifications for IP datacast (DVB-IPDC), which are the key enabling technologies for mobile television. The Nokia N92 is the first mobile phone to support Mobile TV which was announced during Nokia's Mobility Conference 2005 at Barcelona Spain however Modeo has taken it further by releasing Modeo enabled Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 DVB-H Smartphone, manufactured by HTC.

Recently Inquirer (news paper publication) and GMA 7 (TV station) has unofficially announced a breakup and rumors has it that GMA 7 will built its own portal like YouTube. With Web 2.0 hammering TV stations market, Mobile TV and Mobile 2.0 is the future that local Philippine TV stations may not be ready to face yet.


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