Mobile TV 3.0 … Rebooting the TV Franchise

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019829

The Dream of TV in Your Pocket


TV in your pocket has been dream of many, ever since the first TVs started entering people’s homes in the 1950s. Sony was one of the first electronics companies to make a reasonably decent attempt at it. Sony had built its name on the Walkman in the late 1970s. In the mid-1980s, Sony came out with the Sony Watchman. If you are a bit fuzzy as to what they used to look like, click here. They were remarkably portable considering the display was based on a Cathode Ray Tube and not LCD. The TV signals were analog, so you can imagine the quality of reception and the need for the “optimum” position to get the “optimum” reception.

Mobile TV 2.0 came in the form of digital broadcast. In the United States, MediaFLO was heavily promoted. In Europe, DVB-H standard and spectrum was allocated. Despite some rave You must be a subscriber to view this ABI Insight.
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