MiTV Corporation and Nokia have announced plans to collaborate on the launch of a commercial mobile broadcast TV service. This service will be based on the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) technology, and will be available in Malaysia in the second half of this year. This deal was unveiled at Nokia Connection 2007 in Singapore, and also in conjunction with Broadcast Asia 2007. This is the first of Nokia’ commercial mobile TV service ventures using DVB-H technology globally, and last year Vietnam became the first market to roll out commercial DVB-H services.
As per the deal, Nokia Siemens will provide MiTV’s 018 mobile TV service an end-to-end deployment process, and this will include implementation, integration and application development services.
“This latest collaboration with Nokia marks another important milestone in our preparation to launch our high speed mobile 3G service in the second half of this year,” said Dato IR Hj. Rosman bin Ridzwan, Chairman, MiTV Corporation. “With strong industry players behind us in network infrastructure, coverage and other technologies, we are absolutely confident that we can deliver genuinely customer-driven products and services that we believe will bring the work-life balance back into their lives.”