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.
- 1 My Publications
- 2 Definition
- 3 Ecosystem
- 4 Hardware
- 5 VIDEO
- 6 Applications
- 7 External Links
- 8 References
- 9 See Also
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)
- 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)
- 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).
- Walk and watch TV at the same time (transparent video-glasses): http://www.sync-blog.com/sync/2009/01/walk-and-watch.html
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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)
- YouTube Mobile: http://m.youtube.com
- MyWaves: http://mywaves.com
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- niko niko douga (mobile site): http://nicovideo.jp/mobile/
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).
- MythTV: http://www.mythtv.org/
- MythTV -- Features: http://www.mythtv.org/detail/mythtv?name=MythFeatures
- ROK Entertainment: http://www.rokent.com/
- ROK TV Streams On BlackBerry Smartphones: http://www.rokent.com/news.php?id=69
- ROK Teams With AMSi To Develop On-Demand Music Streaming Services For Mobile And Web: http://www.rokent.com/news.php?id=70
- ROK TEAMS UP WITH CHILDREN’S FILM SOCIETY OF INDIA FOR MOBILE TV DELIVERY WORLDWIDE: http://www.rokent.com/news.php?id=67
- ROK Deploys Streamed Mobile TV Across India with BSNL: http://www.rokent.com/news.php?id=65
- ROK’s FreeBe TV Shows on iPhones: http://www.rokent.com/news.php?id=63
- Makayama - Windows Media Center MOBILE TV (recording/dvr to phone add-on): http://www.makayama.com/
- MeuhMeuhTV is a multimedia software which can manage various sources, such as TV (DVB-T and analog broadcasts) or Video/Audio files at the same time (Streaming, DVB-S/C planned as well).: http://sourceforge.net/projects/meuhmeuhtv/
- NOKIA -- JSR 272 Mobile TV API -Evaluation Pack-: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jsr272/
- Megacubo is a IPTV tuner application written in PHP + Winbinder. It has a catalogue of links of TV streams which are available for free in the web. At the moment it only runs on Windows(2000, XP and Vista): http://sourceforge.net/projects/megacubo-br/
- TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide which is easily extensible using plugins. It is designed to look like your paper TV guide: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tvbrowser/
- FreeGuide: http://www.artificialworlds.net/freeguide/
- "Why TV Lost" by Paul Graham: http://www.paulgraham.com/convergence.html
- dnxtrends: Mobile TV: http://www.simdalom.com/blog/2007/03/01/dnxtrends-mobile-tv/
- The Mobile Internet (as seen on TV): http://www.m-trends.org/2006/05/the-mobile-internet-as-seen-on-tv.html
- Topping the hype curve - mobile TV and IPTV: http://networks.silicon.com/mobile/0,39024665,39160932,00.htm
- Mobile Television - Is It Just A Hype Or A Real Consumer Need?: http://tvdigital.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/mobile-television.pdf
- Mobile TV is in the middle of a hype cycle: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/mobile-tv-middle-hype-cycle/2007-10-29
- Mobile TV: hype or reality?: http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/husson/archives/2006/02/mobile_tv_hype.html
- World Cup trials bring mobile TV hype back to Earth: http://www.telecomseurope.net/article.php?id_article=2267
- Mobile TV -- Hype Not Justified by Risk: http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/March2005/1098.htm
- Ad-subsidized mobile video: Where is it Qualcomm?: http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/ad-subsidized-mobile-video-where-it-qualcomm/2009-04-21?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&cmp-id=OTC-RSS-FMC0
- Spb TV 1.0 - Mobile TV, the Way It Should Be: http://www.mippin.com/mip/pct.jsp?p=50467641&ref=TWITTER
- AT&T Launching Mobile TV May 4th : http://mobile.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/05/01/0634210
- Why TV Lost (summary by SlashDot): http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/07/229227
- Report: Lucrative future for mobile TV: http://news.cnet.com/Report-Lucrative-future-for-mobile-TV/2100-1039_3-6209132.html
- Nokia makes push for mobile TV, widget development: http://news.cnet.com/Nokia-makes-push-for-mobile-TV%2C-widget-development/2100-1039_3-6176380.html
- The Reality of MobileTV: http://www.wirelessweek.com/Article-Reality-Mobile-TV.aspx
- MobileTV still suffers awareness problem: http://technorati.com/tag/mobile_tv?compare=mobile+video
- Mobile TV Center 2.0: http://www.makayama.com/mediacenter.html
- Old Mobile TV and New Mobile TV: http://www.techlore.com/blog/entry/26221/Old-Mobile-TV-and-New-Mobile-TV/
- Broadcast Mobile TV - Is Profitability Possible?: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=658651
- Mobile TV in Japan: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=593662
- Emerging IPTV and Mobile TV Models -- Market opportunities, challenges and key vendors: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=1054016
- Mobile TV - Executing the Vision : http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=565019\
- The Future of TV -- The Evolving Landscape of HDTV, IPTV and Mobile TV: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=562258
- O2 unveils new Mobile TV service: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0818/breaking33.htm
- What's Next for Mobile Content Adaptation?: http://www.convergedigest.com/bp/bp1.asp?ID=592&ctgy=2
- International MobileTV deployments - experiences: http://www.aicto.org/fileadmin/castLabs_MobileTV_experiences-1.0-final.pdf
- Mobile TV’s Long, Slow Road: http://www.wirelessweek.com/article.aspx?id=170598
- 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
- 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