Mobile TV Services in the ATSC Framework

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist (1891)

It may be difficult to believe, but it was as late as 2006 that the industry leaders formed a mobile DTV alliance (MDTV alliance) to “foster the growth of mobile digital TV and accelerate DVB-H deployment in North America.”1 In fact, it was on January 23, 2006, just two years after DVB-H had set the NAB buzzing in 2004 and commercial trials had been completed across Europe that Intel, Modeo, Motorola, Nokia, and Texas Instruments put their weight behind DVB-H. Digitalization in the United States was proceeding through ATSC, but it seemed to present too formidable a barrier for ...

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