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Topic # 7509 20-Apr-2006 09:53
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Prime news is broadcast live on vodafone live. I hope vodafone offers more live tv channels soon and I also hope they offer live radio station feeds too. I'm sure if they can broadcast tv live, they can broadcast radio stations live.I also hope prime news is broadcast on telecom's t3g service too cuz we shouldn't have to buy a vodafone 3g mobile to watch certain channels and buy a telecom t3g mobile to what other channels.eg. vodafone could have tv2,3 telecom could have c4,tv1 etc. They should share channels.


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Reply # 33468 20-Apr-2006 10:50
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That is why this whole "live TV" stuff is not a big business now. Streaming TV over a packet switched conection is demanding and costly.

Wait to see mobile handsets with satellite reception, and customer billing, charging and authorisation being managed from a telco.

The sattelite distribution is more cost effective and not so demanding on bandwidth.






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  Reply # 33470 20-Apr-2006 10:58
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SDMB - Satellite Digital Media Broadcast. Currently in Korea.




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  Reply # 33491 20-Apr-2006 15:43
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I dont think you'll be seeing live TV on telecom anytime soon... from what I've seen they only do short clips of very average quality.

Their site says they can handle clips from 30sec - 3min which isn't enough for anything anywhere near live streaming. They also state:

Note: There may be delays as a result of too many users trying to stream Video Clips at the same time. If this happens to you we suggest you try using the service again in a few seconds.

Doesn't really suggest they will have the ability to run anything substantial in the near future.

No doubt there will be other technologies in the future, but for the moment TV appears to be a 'only vodafone' service.


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Reply # 33492 20-Apr-2006 15:46
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Pernod: I dont think you'll be seeing live TV on telecom anytime soon... from what I've seen they only do short clips of very average quality.
And really how is this different from Vodafone's offering? Except for the live Prime News, every other content are short video clips too...

I asked about this today at Vodafone, and they don't seem to have plans to release full live TV anytime soon...





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Reply # 33494 20-Apr-2006 16:35
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It is not practical or financially viable to offer live TV over mobile. There is also the issue around battery drain. This is why countries such as Korea have gone with SDMB.

SDMB came from DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) and it uses an MPEG4 H.264 codec. In Korea SDMB offers 22 channels of audio and 14 channels of video transmitted at around 200MHz. It has absolutely nothing to do with cellular except the fact that the service is provided by SKTel.




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  Reply # 33497 20-Apr-2006 17:10
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Jama: It is not practical or financially viable to offer live TV over mobile. There is also the issue around battery drain. This is why countries such as Korea have gone with SDMB.

SDMB came from DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) and it uses an MPEG4 H.264 codec. In Korea SDMB offers 22 channels of audio and 14 channels of video transmitted at around 200MHz. It has absolutely nothing to do with cellular except the fact that the service is provided by SKTel.


Why couldn't the Koreans just use DVB-H like the rest of the world is adopting!


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  Reply # 34009 26-Apr-2006 18:39
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I would be more worried about coverage first!

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