LG Introduces Mobile TV With Social Integration

Jim1348

DTVUSA Member
#1
With NAB underway this week, perhaps we will hear more about new Mobile DTV products.

LG introduces Mobile TV with social integration

2011 NAB Show: Digital Media Industry Event for Video, Audio, Film & Communications Professionals.

At NAB this week LG is introducing a Mobile TV that integrates social networking, 3D telecasts (glasses-free), and electronic coupons. The LG prototype is a 7″ mobile TV with antenna capable of displaying auto-stereoscopic images within the ATSC Mobile DTV Standard format.

LG will also show off Tweet-TV, a technology that combines social networking communication with television content which the broadcaster integrates pre-output to the air.

Electronic Coupons is another technology which LG will display on their touch CDMA device with Mobile TV capability. The smartphone based on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system displays digital coupons via the ATSC Mobile Digital TV standard.

“As broadcasters continue their national rollout of Mobile DTV, LG is proud to lead the transition with the latest innovations in mobile DTV services like 3D and applications like Tweet-TV and Electronic Coupons,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, president and chief technology officer, LG Electronics, Inc.
 

Aaron62

Contributor
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LG will also show off Tweet-TV, a technology that combines social networking communication with television content which the broadcaster integrates pre-output to the air.
I don't know why, but I just don't get what they're talking about here. Will the broadcaster be able to show tweets with TV programming and will I be able to interact with it? I don't see how that's something I would want to do. I also wonder how they're able to do this over Mobile DTV?
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
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In addition, to show how local TV broadcasters can now offer more than just linear TV channels, LG Electronics is showing its first Android-enabled smartphone prototype equipped with Mobile Digital TV (MDTV) reception
Just what what needed! A mobile TV / smartphone that can tweet as well as text while driving @ 65 MPH during rush hour, all while eating a Big Mac!

This brings 'distracted driving' to a whole new level.

I'm all for MDTV, but we need to keep it out of the driver's seat.
 
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