Korean mobile TV to debut interactive services

Korean mobile TV operators will introduce interactive services in December. The country's six terrestrial DMB operators will start 'DMB 2.0' services and allow customers to access a range of data services such as e-commerce, stock updates, and personal video recording.

Despite the services being available shortly, there are no handsets as yet that support the technology. Satellite DMB operator TU Media, an SK Telecom affiliate, will launch a handset that supports interactive services before the end of this year. The mobile TV providers hope the new services will boost the struggling service. TU Media provides its services on a subscription basis and has about two million subscribers.