Bmcoforum reports more mobile TV services

Updates of bmcoforum reports to be presented at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona show that the number of commercial mobile TV services worldwide is increasing. At the same time, additional technologies become commercially available.

According to the Mobile Broadcast Convergence Forum (bmcoforum), more countries worldwide are about to start mobile TV services using different technologies.

In China, the CMMB-bases service is now available in 13 cities with a large variety of devices. Poland and the United Arab Emirates have meanwhile just closed their DVB-H tenders, and South-Africa is running a DVB-H tender for a service to be opened before the World Cup in 2010.

In the US, the Open Mobile Video Coalition is pushing the ATSC-MH technology in competition to MediaFLO. Finally, South American countries are in a decision process on their mobile TV technology.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the bmcoforum will present its updated and extended Mobile TV Business Models report describing the recent regulatory framework and implementation status as of beginning of 2009 in countries with existing or upcoming mobile TV service offers.

The second version of the Mobile Broadcast Bearer Technologies report additionally describes several new technologies identified by bmcoforum as of high commercial interest, among them the Chinese CMMB or the emerging DVB-T2 standard.