Mobile TV Service Set For Launch In Arabia This Year

Trials of mobile TV are expected to begin shortly in Kuwait and Qatar, with handsets becoming available in the second half of this year which will work “anywhere where the serive is available”. There are no details on the technology, but “the plans were confirmed by Timo Toikkanen, senior vice president of customer and market operations, for Nokia Middle East and Africa”, so I’m guessing DVB-H. There’s also no price point indicated except for a report that consumers are willing to pay up to $20 a month, but that was in Western Europe, a different market.