Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Mobile companies to start digital mobile TV (DVB-H) pilot in Spain
Posted on 5-Jul-2005 09:48 | Filed under: News


Mobile companies to start digital mobile TV (DVB-H) pilot in Spain
Abertis Telecom, Nokia and Telefónica Móviles España are starting a mobile TV pilot using Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) technology. The project, which is backed by major regional and local channels, is first of its kind to take place in Spain.

The pilot is a result of the convergence of mobile communications and TV broadcasting technologies. The pilot will take place in Madrid and Barcelona between September 2005 and February 2006, coinciding with the closing ceremony of the GSM World Congress 2006 in Barcelona.

500 users from Madrid and Barcelona will be able to watch high quality broadcast TV content from Antena 3, Sogecable, Telecinco, Telemadrid, TVE and TV3 on Nokia 7710 smartphones equipped with a special accessory to receive mobile TV broadcasts. With a wide color touch-screen (640 x 320 píxels) and stereo music player, users will also have the opportunity to take part in program related interactive services while watching TV.

Live broadcast programs will be provided by local channels Antena 3, Sogecable, Telemadrid, Telecinco, TVE and TV3

The first technical pilots prior to the actual consumer pilot will start in June 2005. The consumer pilot will allow the three companies to test the feasibility of DVB-H technology and new mobile TV services. It will also be a chance to assess new business opportunities as well as refine the user experience. The pilot will assist in possible market research that would enable Abertis Telecom, Nokia and Telefónica Móviles to measure public interest in mobile TV services. Another important objective is to test the quality of the signal and broadcast in- and outdoors, in order to determine the best technical parameters for the viability of DVB-H based services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Telefónica Móviles is responsible for customer support, invoicing and interactive services. Abertis Telecom will broadcast the programs in Madrid and Barcelona and are also handling any technical issues with DVB-H signal. Nokia will provide the Mobile TV solution and smartphones that will be used for the pilot.






Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

2019 Novel Coronavirus Covid-19 Discussion
Created by Batman, last reply by tdgeek on 11-Jul-2020 10:47 (11915 replies)
Pages... 793 794 795


Tiwai Point is Closing
Created by tdgeek, last reply by Sidestep on 11-Jul-2020 11:07 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Apple and Samsung not including chargers in the box
Created by mrgsm021, last reply by JaseNZ on 10-Jul-2020 19:47 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Wellingtonians - where do you find your strong umbrellas?
Created by hio77, last reply by neb on 9-Jul-2020 18:10 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Microsoft and invalid GST Invoices
Created by 48clyde, last reply by fearandloathing on 7-Jul-2020 16:35 (12 replies)

Garden Irrigation Tubing
Created by Paul1977, last reply by Jase2985 on 11-Jul-2020 11:28 (11 replies)

Moving to Gigabit Fibre - likely speed increase?
Created by Ghostextechnica, last reply by mdf on 9-Jul-2020 11:02 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Specsavers progressive lens choices
Created by xlinknz, last reply by jamesrt on 8-Jul-2020 13:51 (11 replies)