New Mobile Digital TV Members Named

The Mobile Digital TV Alliance recently announced six more members at the Contributor membership level: Freescale Semiconductor, Harris Corp., Mediaphy Corp., MobiTV, Royal Phillips Electronics and Silicon & Software Systems. LSI Logic Corp. has also joined MDTV at the Associate membership level.

MDTV is an open industry consortium focusing on promotion of open standards and best practices for delivery of premium quality broadcast television to mobile devices.

"The alliance's rapid growth is a testament to the global momentum of DVB-H and the overall interest in seeing open standards and interoperability when it comes to digital TV on mobile handsets and other handhelds," said Yoram Solomon, president of the Mobile DTV Alliance, and director of strategic marketing and industry relations for the Mobile Connectivity Solutions division of Texas Instruments. "Joining other key industry players in the alliance, these latest members add a new perspective and credibility to our focus on accelerating the adoption of DVB-H in North America."

MDTV was established earlier this year in connection with the growth of mobile television and has received support from mobile players around the world. A key objective is the adoption of the DVB-H standard for mobile TV in North America.