India Launches Free DVB-T2 Mobile TV Service
Indian Public Broadcaster Doordarshan has launched a free DVB-T2 mobile TV service in 16 cities, aimed at the increasing number of smartphones in India. The service was officially launched on February 25 in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi, Cuttack, Lucknow, Jalandhar, Raipur, Indore, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.
The free mobile TV service can be received in and around these cities using DVB-T2 dongles in OTG enabled smartphones and tablets, wifi dongles and iDTV sets with integrated DVB-T2 tuners. While iDTV’s are available from Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung. etc, the dongles are also available on online shopping sites like Flipkart, Ebay, Snapdeal, etc, the Doordarshan statement added.
Currently DD National, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Sports, DD Regional/DD Kisan are being relayed.