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VTC, a Vietnamese national broadcaster and operator in digital broadcasting, will ensure that subscribers in
Under the agreement, Nokia and VTC are committed to jointly propel the consumer adoption of mobile entertainment services in
DVB-H is a broadcast-to-mobile technology which provides reception of ordinary television broadcasting in digital format on both mobile phones and on television screens which are mounted on board public and private means of transportation. DVB-H was chosen based on its merit and so as to support mobility, provide efficient power management, and deliver DVD quality audio and video services without disturbance.
DVB-H is promoted as providing superior end-user experience in the mobile environment with excellent picture and reduced battery consumption. Up to 50 TV channels can be delivered at low cost and over one network. With pilots of broadcast mobile TV currently taking place across the globe, the market for commercial broadcast services is expected to grow throughout 2006.
Users of mobile TV broadcasting can watch their favourite TV programmes such as dramas, news, music, sports and documentaries on their mobile device. The service works by receiving a digital TV broadcast signal optimised for mobile devices from the air in much the same way as televisions at home do. Channel guides will also be broadcast allowing users to keep abreast of the latest programmes on air.
Broadcast mobile TV is not the same as a streaming video service over 3G or GPRS where each recipient gets a separate copy of the programme stream. Rather, one simultaneous TV stream can be received at any time by any number of users enjoying high picture-quality and low battery-power consumption.
In Asia-Pacific, Nokia has spearheaded mobile TV technology showcases in countries such as