Discovery To Air It’s Content Via Mobile TV in India

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific plans to provide content from all it’s five channels Discovery  Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Turbo, and Discovery Science to it’s Indian viewers on the mobile platform. And for this Discovery has tied up with Apalya Technologies – a firm that provides mobile TV service.

This tie-up to broadcast Discovery channels on mobile  TV by leveraging new technologies will help it’s five channels create additional touch points for it’s current and  prospective viewers. The viewers will now be able to catchup with their favourite programmes even while on  the move.

Users who want to see these pro-grammes   on their mobile devices will need an always on internet connection like GPRS or 3G and have to download a mobile TV application first. The content is paid and will be offered by almost all service providers such as Idea, Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel, BSNL, MTNL, Reliance, Docomo & Tata  Indicom. Customers can choose from pay as you go plans ranging from Rs.7 per day to Rs.150 per month.

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Nokia Mobile TV Headset Announced

Nokia has launched a new Mobile TV headset accessory for their handsets. The Nokia Mobile TV headset incorporates a DVB-H (Digital Video BroadbandHandset) receiver which allows users to tune in and watch live TV on mobile phones.  Mobile-TV-headset Along with this, the mobile TV headset also functions like a normal mobile headset. It also features an external remote so as to allow quick access to skip, play and pause functions while listening to music.

This new accessory from Nokia is a first of its kind. The headset is compatible with any Nokia phone featuring USB OTG (On-The-Go) and running on Symbian^3. As of now, only the Nokia N8 fills the above requirement. Hopefully, Nokia will announce more handsets which are compatible with the mobile TV headset at the upcoming Nokia Event.

The Mobile TV headset will cost around €40 before taxes and subsidies. It will hit the retail market in Q4 of this year.