More and more countries worldwide are about to start mobile TV services using different technologies. In China the CMMB-bases service is available now in 13 cities with a high variety of devices. Poland and the United Arab Emirates just closed their DVB-H tenders. South Africa is running a DVB-H tender for a service to be opened before the World Soccer Championship 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 (16-19 February 2009) the Mobile Broadcast Convergence Forum (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.
Together with partners including castLabs, GMIT, Newtec Technologies and Viaccess, bmcoforum will present in Barcelona the latest mobile broadcast solutions and developments. The focus is on module and platform technologies. Among others, castLabs demonstrates its OMA BCAST based head-end, GMIT shows a switch improving redundancy of transport and video streams, and Newtec Technologies provides a content distribution solution via satellite in SFN/MSN mode for mobile TV.