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* Motorola report on MobileTV - Unleashing the Killer App: http://www.motorola.com/mot/doc/6/6676_MotDoc.pdf
* Motorola report on MobileTV - Unleashing the Killer App: http://www.motorola.com/mot/doc/6/6676_MotDoc.pdf
* Alcatel-Lucent Unlimited Mobile TV Solution: http://www1.alcatel-lucent.com/mobiletv/?_requestid=2637
* Alcatel-Lucent Unlimited Mobile TV Solution: http://www1.alcatel-lucent.com/mobiletv/?_requestid=2637
* My InternetEvolution column examines [[Widgets]] sparking Internet-connected TVs: http://www.mobiletelevisionreport.com/2009/04/my-internetevolutioncom-column-examines-widgets-sparking-internet-connected-tvs.html
* In-Stat forecasts 54 million analog mobile TV users in 2009, 300 million in 2013: http://www.mobiletelevisionreport.com/2009/08/in-stat-forecasts-300-million-analog-mobile-tv-users-in-2013.html

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Mobile TV is a generic term commonly used to describe video services which are portable and/or dynamic in nature.

Mobile TV has been a term which received massive amounts of hype in the Western hemisphere, orginating particularly with Western Europe beginning in 2005, and seeming to gradually fade out towards the end of 2007-2008. It was being marketed by Telecommunications companies (primarily, the nations' major Telcos) as the next generation of TV services. Many

Services (or products) which demonstrate some type of unique interactivity may also be considered Mobile TV services (or products). Because of this, there is quite a bit of confusion and ambiguity, leading to a great deal of misunderstandings as to what exactly comprises a Mobile TV product and/or service.

Mobile TV is any audio or video signal transmitted over time and distance to a receiving device, possibly, but not necessarily, while on the go. [1]

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To truly define Mobile TV based on its characteristics, however, may be more a more simplistic approach than trying to group individual products or services which accurately and sufficiently demonstrate those characteristics.


Possessing the potential for motion or change.


Moving images and sounds transmitted over a distance.

Mobile TV is thus:

* Moving images and sounds transmitted over a distance, to a device possesing the potential for motion or change.


In a typical Mobile TV Ecosystem, there are a number of players (critical nodes, or, members of the ecosytem) including:

  • Advertisers (broad group including "Creative" Ad companies such as Marketing Firms, PR Firms, Affiliate Networks and Ad Networks)
  • Aggregators
  • Broadcasters
  • Carriers (also known as Network Carriers, Network Operators, or Service Providers)
  • Legislators (for instance, Judicial Authorities such as the FCC, Supreme Court, Government, or other geo-political forces)
  • Producers
  • Publishers
  • Retailers
  • Subscribers (i.e. the end Users, also commonly used synonymously with Consumers which is a more catch-all term)


Consumers, who were beginning to feel the effects of a major credit crunch by the end of 2008 and massively scaled back their expenditures, mostly realized that it was yet another attempt by the telcos to over-charge them for telecommunication service, by creating a totally new and unnecessary product line.


Creators of content (Publishers, Producers, etc...) saw the opportunity to increase revenues by creating Mobile-specific versions of their content, also known as Mobisodes. This met with mixed results, while a select few campaigns were successful, the majority were a flop and/or total failure.


Exchangers of goods and services (Advertisers, Retailers, Aggregators, etc...) typically welcomed the Mobile Revolution with open arms, thinking that the Mobile device was a much more personal medium than the Television or even family computer had historically been (due primarily to the varied use-cases and people using the devices, as compared to on Mobile, where each person tended to have acccess to and use only their own device).



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How to watch TV on more than 500 mobile devices




MiViBES is a Mobile interactive Video Browser Extended Software for mobile devices/smart phones to use a standard web browser simultaneously while playing a video on the same screen. Current supported platforms: S60 Symbian 9.1, Maemo OS2008 (soon)

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Freevo is a Linux application that turns a PC with a TV capture card and/or TV-out into a standalone multimedia jukebox/VCR/PVR/HTPC. It uses MPlayer or Xine to play and record audio and video. It is optimized for use with a TV+remote.

"Imagine a world where the tv guide is liquid, where the time slots are organised to suit your schedule. Imagine a place you can store all of your music, movies and photos for you and your family to enjoy. Imagine having access to all your games, podcasts, upto the minute weather and news reports. Imagine doing all of this for free. What a wonderful world that would be...

Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer, xine and vlc. Primarily aimed at the Linux platform it is also possible to run on OSX and for the determined on Windows. It is the main mythtv alternative. "


MythTV is a Free Open Source digital video recorder (DVR) project distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. It has been under heavy development since 2002, and now contains most features one would expect from a good DVR (and many new ones that you soon won't be able to live without).



External Links


  1. wikipedia:Mobile TV

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