The Web site www.connectedtv.eu carried an interesting article this week, DVB-H losing support in both the Europe and the US by Barry Flynn.
To substantiate his argument, Flynn points to the European Commission backing away from mandating DVB-H in Europe. He also mentioned the U.S. Mobile DTV Alliance announcement that ATSC, creator of the U.S. terrestrial DTV standard and a “long standing rival to the European DVB suite of video standards,” had just become a member of the alliance.
“Now that the ATSC has belatedly come up with a mobile version of its digital terrestrial standard, ATSC-M/H, DVB-H’s prospects in the USA look even bleaker, no doubt one of the reasons behind MDTVA’s decision to drop its allegiance to DVB-H,” Flynn concluded.
Read more of Doug Lung's RF Reporthere.
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