Details of Oxford DVB-H trial emerge
The trial by NTL Broadcast and O2, using the DVB-H specification to deliver video programmes to mobile phone handsets, starts in September and will run for six months.
Performance testing begins in July and software developed for the project will allow the activities of the 350 O2 customers, taking part in the trial, to be monitored.
The initial batch of TV channels available include, BSkyB (Sky News, Sky Sports News, Sky Travel), Chart Show Channels Ltd (Chart Show TV), Discovery Networks Europe (Discovery Channel), Sports International (Shorts TV – bespoke short film channel) and Turner Broadcasting (CNN, Cartoon Network).
Eventually 16 channels will be available during the six month trial.
For additional information see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4533205.stm
Item added: 17th May 2005