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Mobile Television Services: Technologies and Business Viability

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union participated actively this month in a regional seminar on “Delivery Technologies and Business Models for Mobile Television and Multimedia Services (MTV)” and related EXPO NET2015. The ABU Technology Director was among the main speakers who gave an insight into the network architectures and functionalities of the different MTV technologies, including ISDB-T (OneSeg/mm), T-DMB and DVB-T2 Lite, as well as their application in different countries. He also highlighted challenges and limitations of such services against the traditional over the air services.         

The NBTC Expo Thailand 2015 (NET 2015), organized by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) during 6-9 August 2015 took place at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with the seminar supported by the NBTC and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The aim of the seminar was to define the different multimedia services, including the Video on Demand and linear television services on mobile platforms; introduce the different delivery technologies for mobile television services, including various MTV transmission standards and LTE eMBMS; share experiences from countries which have launched commercial services or testing innovative new technologies or business models and discuss the opportunities and challenges faced when offering mobile television services. 

The seminar provided an opportunity for companies and organisations to advocate and showcase innovations in products and services during the seminar and the EXPO. There were participants from the all sectors of the media industry.