Nokia and Samsung tout mobile TV interoperability

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Nokia and Samsung tout mobile TV interoperability

Companies start DVB-H enabled handset and network compatibility testing.

Samsung and Nokia have joined forces to achieve interoperability between Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld (DVB-H) enabled mobile devices and the Nokia network services system.

The handset manufacturers will work together to support offerings based on the open OMA BCAST standard available for operator partners interested in deploying multi-vendor mobile TV services and trials in 2007 and onward.

"Within DVB-H technology, Samsung has already commercialised handsets based on the CBMS OSF standard, and will develop the OMA BCAST standard-based mobile TV handset," said Kwang Suk Hyun, senior vice president of the Alliance Team at Samsung Electronics.

Harri Mannisto, director of multimedia at Nokia, added: "We see that the OMA BCAST standard is essential in launching mobile TV services on a global scale.

"Further, the well-defined service and content protection profiles within the OMA BCAST standard, such as the already now available OMA DRM, provide the ideal path towards standardised solutions enabling a coherent and open market for successful worldwide mobile TV deployments."
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