Motorola and Nokia to cooperate on mobile TV

Sep 11 2006 - 11:36 AM ET | Motorola, Nokia

The world's two largest mobile phone manufacturers have announced they will cooperate with the mobile TV standard DVB-H. There are currently several competing mobile TV technologies and a winner has yet to emerge. Nokia and Motorola will work to ensure interoperability among their DVB-H mobile devices and network equipment.

"Operators around the world are evaluating broadcast mobile TV as a compelling new service to offer their subscribers - and interoperability will play a key role in bringing these services to market faster," said Rob Bero, Director of Broadcast Technologies, Motorola

DVB-H, or Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld, is a multicast broadcast standard formulated specially for mobile devices. The standard supports up to 50 channels.