The DTG can claim a minor first at Mediacast this week when it carried out the first UK transmission of DVB-H in cooperation with DTG member Nokia.
Visitors were able to hold prototype Nokia 7700 handsets to receive the special transmissions - other box manufacturers in the hall were left wondering why they could not decode the COFDM signals!
The DTG's Mobile Applications Group, which arranged the demonstrations, is raising awareness of mobile, both handheld and automotive applications. In a second demonstration, a simulated car headrest screen showed possible services including location dependent traffic cams and short segment programming for mobile users, as well as regular DVB-T broadcasts.
Members have produced a Handbook of Mobile TV Applications - a wide-ranging survey of all that is going on in the field - which is being circulated to members and selected interested parties.
The group, chaired by Mike Brooks (2nd from right in the photo), is anxious that the UK is not left behind in the rollout of mobile services in Europe and is calling for a debate on spectrum allocation in advance of analogue switchoff.