Project promotes TV via the mobile phone - Embedded.com

Project promotes TV via the mobile phone

LONDON — A European project that received a grant of €3.71 million from the Information Society Technology (IST) Programme of the European Union’s Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) will soon ease the access to TV programmes and the internet on dual mode mobile phones.

With project partners in the UK, Germany, France and Italy, the CISMUNDUS (Convergence of IP-based Services for Mobile Users and Networks in DVB-T) project has developed and demonstrated a converged digital broadcast (DVB-T) and cellular (GPRS) system that provides both local and remote interaction to portable digital televisions and a high bandwidth multicast IP downlink.

Project co-ordinator, Professor John Comas from the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University, said, “Consumers will benefit from greater choice as a direct result of CISMUNDUS creating a more competitive mobile media market place.”

CISMUNDUS should provide telecom operators the opportunity to improve the quality and efficiency of delivering content to wireless mobile users while for broadcasters, it not only increases user interaction with their content but also increases their potential viewing public to include commuters and travellers located within closed and populated areas such as stations, airports or sports stadiums as well as passengers in cars, trains, buses and metros.

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