IDAG and DMB Alliance join forces

International DMB Advancement Group (IDAG) and the DMB Alliance have now joined forces in order to better coordinate and promote initiatives on mobile TV using the DMB standard around the world.

The DMB Alliance is a Korean organisation which focuses on supporting global deployment of DMB by sharing experiences and providing end-to-end solutions. It has 37 members.

IDAG meanwhile has 13 members from 11 countries in Europe and South East Asia. Its main focuses are on content, additional services, business models and increasing the terminal market.

“By combining competence, knowledge and forces, our two organizations will stimulate and create a mass market for terminals and services across the world,” president of DMB Alliance Dr. Dae-Ung Kim said in a statement.

“We are happy to be able to boost the DMB activities across borders at a time when the technology is gaining support due to its flexibility and extreme cost effectiveness,” said Gunnar Garfors, president of IDAG.

DMB services are running in Korea, Norway, Ghana, Italy, China, Poland and Malaysia, while a number of countries including Great Britain, Germany, Egypt, Indonesia and Ireland have tested the technology. Other countries such as The Netherlands, Malta, Hong Kong and Vietnam will launch commercial services early next year. A number of countries including Australia, France, Canada and Mexico are currently using the technology for radio services.