Thursday, April 27, 2006

Feedback on the Mobile TV Blog

I would be happy to hear from you any comments, questions and thoughts regarding this blog or mobile TV topics in general. You can either send me an email or post a comment to the blog itself. My email address is my first name at




Anonymous said...

I love your blog. pls keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

i need information regarding the chip vendors and the people who are making the products and the chips

Dror Gill said...

Regarding the chips - please send me email (the address is in the original "Feedback" post) and I'll do my best to help.


Amitabh said...

Mobile TV and iPhone™
With the launch of iPhone™ around the corner on June 29th, the excitement is high. The new mobile device is a 3-in-1(Phone, i-Pod and Internet communicator). The iPhone provides internet connectivity using WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g) or EDGE. This can enable the use of many applications while in the WiFi Hotspots such as mail( Yahoo or Gmail), browsing and media downloads. Google( including Google Earth™) and Yahoo search engines will be available with the phone.

iPhone has also been enabled for YouTube™ which is a fine way to upload and download vides or watch them streaming. Videos on the phone will use the Apple format and will be based on H.264.

With high projections of sales and penetration, there are some questions on whether the iPhone is targeted for live mobile TV? Watching streaming TV channels is certainly possible using the WiFi or EDGE but the phone has not been enabled for cellular video. Nor will it support MobiTV which is aggregated content as delivered via various operators. With MobiTV ceasing UK operations the US offering form the major base for innovative deliveries which were initiated by MobiTV.

Does it indicate a direction which Apple wishes to set for the industry?
What about the DVB-H, MediaFLO and DMB based Mobile TV broadcast systems?
Or Cellular videos delivered via streaming? Does it have something to do with what Apple believes to be the future of live TV on Mobiles?

iPhone also does not support Flash based videos nor does it support Java. In fact Steve Jobs has been quoted as saying “The iPhone will not support Java applications. Java’s not worth building in. Nobody uses Java anymore. It’s this big heavyweight ball and chain.”

Many of the weather bulletins or animated videos are therefore out if they are based on the use of Flash or Java.
Amitabh Kumar