Broadcasters Plan Mobile DTV Launch


Staff member
No one wants Mobile DTV. :flame:

Seriously, I can watch on my phone rather than pay for another electronic device.
The fact is that watching video on a mobile phone over a broadband network is a waste of resources. Mobile broadband is point to point (each user has it's own contection) while broadcasting is point to multipoint (it works the same no matter how many users are using it). Mobile broadband networks overload in emergencies, and there isn't enough usable bandwidth in the known universe to keep that from happening. Ideally mobile DTV would be integrated into cell phones (and Metro PCS already has the phones), and be available as a stand alone service. One of the problems is that TV frequencies require a larger antenna than cell frequecies (i.e. the telescoping antenna on the Metro PCS mobile DTV (Dyle) phones).