Broadcaster Magazine

Magazine Archives
Idea Exchange
Events
Email News Letter
Subscribe
Careers
Media Kit
Contact Us
Press Room
Home
 
View Stories by Category

Printer Friendly Version

Cell Phone TV future getting clearer
12/21/2004

 
Articles in related categories
TV
ROME - Snowy pictures and hissy sound have been the hallmark of pocket TVs since they were launched more than 15 years ago. But the quality of TV picture available to people on the move is in for a tidal wave of change.

As soon as 2006, mobile phones will be offering crisp, clear TV pictures. But the pictures will not be coming over the cellphone network - they will be sent from transmitters already used for TV broadcasts. And this means a completely new breed of phones will be necessary to pick them up.

You can read the entire article at www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6768. The author has some very specific information about the very near future of television signals and your cell phone.

This is the flavor of the month topic and it probably will be for the foreseeable future. The questions of battery life, reception quality, bandwidth needs, store and forward capability are all being answered in different ways by various manufacturers. One thing is certain, mobile device manufacturers are going to do this and the TV business is going to support them. Which flavor will win?

 
Back to headlines

Email Friend Comment



Copyright � 2005 Business Information Group. All rights reserved.
A member of the esourceNetwork

Business Information Group Privacy Policy

 


 
Broadcaster Poll
When it comes to the three subscription radio applications to be heard by the CRTC November (see this site for stories explaining it), should the Commission:
Approve all three?  
Approve the CHUM "Canadian" option?  
Approve one or both of the satellite options?  
Approve none?