Mobile TV Showcase at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games uses DVB-H

Telestra, Microsoft and Broadcast Australia announced on Monday, 13th March their plans for Melbourne’s first live demonstration showcase of mobile TV, as part of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The Melbourne service will broadcast up to seven channels of live Commonwealth Games using DVB-H technology to deliver the programmes to mobile handsets.
Transmissions begin on March 15th and end with the games Closing Ceremony on March 26th.
Broadcast Australia is providing the transmission infrastructure for the showcase service. “We are very pleased to be part of this wonderful event,” said Graeme Barclay, Broadcast Australia Managing Director. ” We believe strongly that mobile TV is a product of the future that allows consumers the opportunity to access their favourite television shows via a handheld device-anywhere, at any time. DVB-H is an exciting new mobile television platform that representsĀ a convergence of traditional broadcast and mobile communications technologies.
Source: Pc world
Item added: 13th March 2006