Microsoft Backs DVB-H

Microsoft has joined the Mobile DTV Alliance as a founding member, adding a software member to what had been a collection of hardware vendors (Intel Corporation, Modeo, Motorola, Nokia and Texas Instruments).
“Microsoft’s participation in the Mobile DTV Alliance as a founding member will accelerate the introduction of mobile digital television based on DVB-H into cell phones, PDAs, laptops and portable media players,” said Michael Schueppert, president of Modeo.
The DTV Alliance is charged with creating end-to-end specifications which carriers, vendors and content providers would all reference when designing equipment, handsets and networks. It’s also there to promote DVB-H in the US, the stronghold of MediaFLO.
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