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Malaysians soon to enjoy DVD-quality TV 'on-the-go'

Posted: 20 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DVB-H standard? mobile TV? mobile broadcast?

Nokia Corp. and MiTV Corp. Sdn Bhd have teamed up to launch a commercial mobile broadcast TV service based on DVB-H technology in Malaysia in 2H 2007.

The agreement is among the first of Nokia's commercial mobile TV service rollouts utilizing DVB-H technology globally. In September last year, Vietnam became the first market in Asia Pacific to roll out commercial DVB-H services.

In the Malaysian deal, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide MiTV's 018 mobile TV service with an end-to-end deployment process, which includes implementation, integration and application development services. They will also maintain MiTV's infrastructure on a turnkey basis. Both companies are committed to implementing true mobile TV experience, based on an open DVB-H standard, enabling viewers in Malaysia to watch DVD-quality broadcast TV "on-the-go."

Dato IR Hj. Rosman bin Ridzwan, chairman of MiTV said, "This latest collaboration with Nokia marks another important milestone in our preparation to launch our high speed mobile 3G service in the second half of this year. With strong industry players behind us in network infrastructure, coverage and other technologies, we are absolutely confident that we can deliver genuinely customer-driven products and services that we believe will bring the work-life balance back into their lives.

Jawahar Kanjilal, director, multimedia experiences, Nokia Multimedia Asia Pacific commented, "This marks the beginning of exciting times in the Asia Pacific broadcasting industry, bringing digital television to consumers' pockets and ushering in a new era of personal interactive entertainment."

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