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Topic # 4303 29-Jun-2005 14:20 Send private message

i hope vodafone release a 3G live tv service when their 3G network launches. telecom are going to do it in the near future(they told me). other 3G operators in the world have unlimited live tv for $20-30 a month.

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  Reply # 16136 29-Jun-2005 14:34 Send private message

telecom already have 6oclock news, movie trailers and some other stuff.. for a couple sanyo handsets.

not the same as live channels but maybe more useful since it's replay.

i'd be interested in what channels voda will be offering.

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  Reply # 16139 29-Jun-2005 15:43 Send private message

taniwha: not the same as live channels but maybe more useful since it's replay.


Far more useful.

Live TV is a terrible idea in this day and age except for breaking news...




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  Reply # 16141 29-Jun-2005 15:56 Send private message

60 movies channels is better boredom buster than 3 of yesterday's news stories.
so, it all hinges on what voda is offereing

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Reply # 16144 29-Jun-2005 16:04 Send private message

Live TV over 3G networks is not going to happen like you all think, for the same reason that there is not 'all you can eat' data. The technology to deliver this is SDMB which has been launched in Korea - check out www.sktelecom.com/eng/services/dmb/

The problem is who is going to pay to set it up in NZ and how do you make money off it?

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Reply # 16155 29-Jun-2005 17:07 Send private message

Of course one could think of live digital TV broadcast instead of IP TV over cellular network. Just look for DVB for an idea on how this thing can be implemented - mobile phones can be used as Digital TV receivers, independent of operators - or perhaps working with operators for billing?







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  Reply # 16156 29-Jun-2005 17:18 Send private message

i'm with freitasm on this one.
Your telco is the connection provider
The content you choose to consume could come from anywhere. - would be nice to have ability to subscribe to channels from many different providers.


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  Reply # 16157 29-Jun-2005 17:25 Send private message

I know they are coming but all I want is dual tuner Sky. Their PVR looks ok but not as good as Tivo. Have already seen live Sky streaming via Tivo/DSL very cool. This means you can record/watch what you want.

Check this out http://www.pacemicro.com/corporate/products/prodinfo.asp?PID=SKY3100

I suspect this is what Sky is launching.



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  Reply # 16167 30-Jun-2005 12:44 Send private message

alot of countries have UNLIMITIED LIVE 3G tv service!!!!

look here:

http://www.telecomweb.com/news/1119989396.htm


other operaters in germany etc have it to





LIVE tv is going to be way better than video clips telecom plays



Telecom is gona have LIVE TV. i was told buy a customer services rep in will be available it the NEAR future.

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  Reply # 16168 30-Jun-2005 14:58 Send private message

Lance4k - don't believe everything you hear.

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  Reply # 16171 30-Jun-2005 15:43 Send private message

cafenet have free live tv 1, 2 and maori tv
but that's only helpful if you're in welly's cbd

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  Reply # 16173 30-Jun-2005 16:53 Send private message

I recall a few months ago reading that Telstra were launching a 12 month DVB-H trial around Sydney. Since it's a bit closer to home has anybody heard anything about this at all?

DVB-H has got the potential to be a very exciting technology, obviously there have been fairly limited trials so far so it'll be interesting to see how it performs in large scale trials.

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Reply # 16175 30-Jun-2005 18:00 Send private message

lance4k: LIVE tv is going to be way better than video clips telecom plays

Surely the same content at the same quality on the same device at the same price is better "on demand" than live.????




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  Reply # 16176 30-Jun-2005 18:04 Send private message

lance4k: alot of countries have UNLIMITIED LIVE 3G tv service!!!! look here: http://www.telecomweb.com/news/1119989396.htm

From "telecomweb"
French pay-TV operator CanalSat teamed with French mobile operator SFR, majority owned by Vivendi Universal and with the U.K.’s Vodafone also a shareholder, to launch a new TV channel package for cellphones that is said to be the world's first service that will beam television programs direct to mobile telephones. The service, which launches immediately, will cost $14.60 per month, and it offer users 24/7 access to 17 channels on 3G phones.

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I would be interested to know the names of the other operators that have unlimited live service, considering you are quoting a source that says its the worlds first service to beam
television programs direct to mobile telephones??




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  Reply # 16177 30-Jun-2005 19:53 Send private message

Just slightly off topic here but relevent when it comes to watching TV on your mobile!

EUR10 per month for 30MB over 3GSM - I wonder if this is going to be the start of great things to come when it comes to mobile data?



FRANKFURT -(Dow Jones)- Mobile telephone company T-Mobile International AG (TMO.YY) Tuesday said it has launched a service in Germany, that offers high-speed Internet access on mobile phones in Germany for EUR10 a month.

T-Mobile, a unit of German incumbent Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), will also launch the new Internet service in the U.K., Netherlands and Czech in the course of 2005.

T-Mobile said that the service, dubbed web'n'walk, allows its subscribers to surf on the Internet over its third-generation mobile telephone network, using up to 30 megabyte of Internet traffic for EUR10 a month.

Rene Obermann, the chief executive of the Deutsche Telekom unit, said that he targets to have "a high 6-digit number" in subscribers by the end of 2006.

The company also said that it has sealed a partnership with Internet search engine firm Google Inc. (GGL.XX); as part of the deal, Google's search engine will be preset as the Internet home-page on the T-Mobile phones.


Company Web site: http://www.t-mobile.net


-By Joon Knapen, Dow Jones Newswires; +49-69-29725509; [email protected]

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  Reply # 16178 30-Jun-2005 20:03 Send private message

sbiddle: EUR10 per month for 30MB over 3GSM - I wonder if this is going to be the start of great things to come when it comes to mobile data?
And then EUR1.7 per MB after the 30MB. I don't think so... 30MB is nothing for TV over cellular. I use 30MB a month on Exchange ActiveSync OTA alone - that's for e-mail only and not downloading attachments.

Also, this T-Mobile announcement is just a big spin. They're talking about "no more restricted browsing" when using some devices and how user can "now access the Internet". Well, I have news: all devices in the list already have web browsers and users could just well browse to any website before by using Pocket Internet Explorer on Windows Mobile or Opera on Symbian on those mobile devices listed.

In my opinion T-Mobile wanted something against Vodafone live! in Europe. That's what this press release is about.

Back to the 3G TV I say...





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