Will DVB-H technology ever make it to the UK? Who knows – it’s been talked about for years and numerous handsets have shown off its TV-playing capabilities. Samsung and Nokia are certainly keen – announcing today that they have signed an agreement to work together to accelerate the technology to market.
The two companies will work together on DVB-H-enabled mobile devices and the open standards based Nokia network services system. The handset manufacturers will work together to support solutions based on the open OMA BCAST standard.
“Nokia warmly welcomes the collaboration in accelerating the adoption of DVB-H based mobile TV services to the market. We see that the OMA BCAST standard is essential in launching mobile TV services on a global scale,” says Harri Männistö, Director, Multimedia, Nokia. “Further, the well-defined service and content protection profiles within the OMA BCAST standard such as the already now available OMA DRM, provides the ideal path towards standardized solutions enabling a coherent and open market for successful worldwide mobile TV deployments.”
DVB-H technology offers high quality mobile TV broadcasts, but with low battery consumption and with the option to to simultaneously receive broadcasts while using other mobile services such as telephony and internet access on their device.