Broadcasters Seek Mobile Video Standard

The nine broadcast groups of the Open Mobile Video Coalition have sent an open letter to technology companies urging them to agree on a single standard for mobile TV — good luck with that. They’re all going to say the other players should adopt their standard… The members of the coalition are Belo, Fox Television Stations, Gannett Broadcasting Gray Television, ION Media Networks, the NBC and Telemundo Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Broadcasting. “The Coalition believes that one of the major threats to the successful and timely introduction and adoption of new mobile video products and services is a marketplace ‘format war’ among incompatible approaches,” the Coalition wrote. “We believe that reaching a single open standard that fosters healthy competition and encourages consumer confidence and rapid adoption is ultimately in everyone