A mobile television trial kicks off in Australia today. The trial—which follows interest in mobile television from federal communications minister Helen Coonan—is the latest pilot of the Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) standard.
The year-long trial will see 1,000 mobile subscribers in Sydney supplied with Nokia 7110 videophones. The trial involves The Bridge Networks, the transmission group owned by Macquarie Bank.
The Australian newspaper said content partners were yet to be announced though telecommunications group Telstra and pay-TV group Foxtel as well as some of the free-to-air networks were expected to be signed up for the 15-channel trial.
Last week a DVB-H trial was announced in Spain for this September, the same month that O2 and transmission group Arqiva will start its DVB-H trial in the UK.
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