Live DVB-H demonstrated at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show in San Francisc
On the 27th September, at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2005 show in San Francisco, Intel demonstrated multichannel TV broadcast to Windows-based mobile devices equipped with add-on DIBcom DVB-H receivers, a first in the United States. Previous demonstrations at the NAB show in Las Vegas used localised transmissions on UHF TV frequencies. This demonstration used the Crown Castle International broadcast network infrastructure on the 1670MHz USA wide, band. The demonstration included live brand-name TV services, digital music and feature-length movies beamed from terrestrial transmitters using the Digital Video Broadcast to Handheld protocol DVB-H.
The media content was encoded using Microsoft Windows Media 9 codec. Penthera’s Athena-TV (TM) software system provided the user interface.
The country-wide 1670MHz allocation is 5MHz wide and was obtained by Crown Castle specifically to build and operate a dedicated DVB-H network in the USA.
Item added: 29th September 2005