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Mobile phones have been adopted in India far more than any other communication devices. Given the adoption of mobile telephony in India and the reach it provides make these devices an important target for video communication. Also given that most of the tier one telecommunication providers have either offered or are in the process of offering IPTV -- which will address the three screens (TV, Mobile and PC) as they have since acquired the capabilities to offer media related services. The incremental investment to what they have already made with IPTV will help them launch mobile services faster reducing time to market for new value added services for the mobile devices. Limited Mobile TV services have been available in India over GPRS/EDGE networks for some time but due to lack of quality of viewing experience there has hardly been any adoption. Given the popularity of TV content in India, Mobile TV is well positioned for broad adoption in the market both in India and globally. Mobile TV needs high speed networks and radio spectrum. However, the lack of availability of 3G spectrum in India has held back things. The much delayed spectrum allocation process has since finished and will provide a significant boost to the market once the high speed data service are available to the mobile ecosystem. Smartphones are quickly becoming mass market products with a slew of popular phones from Nokia, Apple iPhone and models based on Google's Android OS. These sleek touch screens make mobile phones highly interactive devices and are likely to give boost to a host of mobile TV applications. Applications like Live TV, VOD, Time Shift TV which are already popular on IPTV today are likely to crossover to the "Personal screens" as the media and telecom ecosystem gears up to target a potential market of over 500M mobile subscribers in India in 2012. A recent 2009 study from Cisco illustrates the volume of video traffic that is supposed to pass through mobile networks making it easily the most popular application on the phone. Video is expected to grow 151% in the forecast period from 2008 to 2013 and that Western Europe and APAC will Account for 60 Percent of Mobile Traffic in 2013. Currently, in Mobile TV there are three relatively mature solutions, a satellite mobile TV (DVB-H using UHF or L-band), a DVB-H in S-band based ground receiving mobile TV and use of IP-based cellular networks for mobile TV. We would like to thank UTStarcom for providing us with this IPTV Experience.
Posted: 03-02-2012 @ 17:36:12
yes,there are number of companies that offer mobile TV service.here are the list of some companies which provide mobile tv:::::::::: 1.MNTL::::: MTNL has recently launched a new mobile TV service in india.The new service will offer video-on-demand content, including clips from mythological TV shows like Mahabharat; and Hindi movies in 15 minute capsule form, or mobisodes. This service is available for both 2G as well as 3G users with compatible handsets,MTNL already provides mobile TV services with Apalya, another provider that will continue to offer its services to MTNL users. COST OF SERVICE::::::::::: The service is available at a monthly subscription of Rs 99; weekly for Rs 35; and per day for Rs 8 for all the channels, with no additional data charges. 2.Tata Indicom:::::::: MTNL's rival Tata Indicom, a CDMA service provider, also offers mobile TV.However, data charges are extra, which makes it very costly as watching TV consumes 1 to 2 MB per minute. COST OF SERVICE::::::::::::::::::::: Tata Indicom offers several data plans with 1 MB costing 50 paise. If you subscribe to bulk plans like Rs 500 for 2 GB or Rs 1,500 for 15 GB of data, this service could remain cheap, otherwise it proves to be costly. the services is available at Rs 75 per month for 63 channels. 3.Tata Docomo Tata Docomo, which provides GSM services, offers 100 channels COST OF SERVICE::::::::::::::::::::: Monthly subscription for all the channels costs Rs 99, and you can also subscribe to a weekly pack for Rs 30 for all channel,s and Rs 15 for a day. Data charges are additional and are charged at 10 paise per 10 KB. If you have subscribed to a data pack, this charge will be applicable only when you exceed the limit of free data available with the pack. 4.Reliance ::::::::: Reliance Communications, which provides mobile TV services through both CDMA and GSM 3G networks, offers 60 channels to its subscribers along with 50 video on demand channels. The good part is that there are multiple choices for subscription. For instance, you can choose to subscribe only to News channels or Kids channels, or can opt for the complete pack of 75 channels. :::::COST OF SERVICE:::::::::::::::: the packs look costly on the face of it, with monthly charges starting from Rs 150 for 15 channels and Rs 250 for 75 channels, they are actually inexpensive as you don't have to pay additional money for data downloads 5.BSNL::::::::::::::: BSNL Mobile TV service offers 50 channels but its tariffs are a bit confusing. COST OF SERVICE::::::::::::: For one channel for a day you have to pay Rs 10, while to watch all the channels for a day you have to shell out Rs 30, and to watch one channel for a month you need to pay Rs 50. You can also buy a bouquet of 12 non-premium, non-regional channels for Rs 99. The most expensive plan costs Rs 150 for a month of 15 specified non-premium channels (that include some regional channels). 6.Airtel:::::::::::: Airtel also offers mobile TV with an option of 60 channels to choose from. COST OF SERVICE::::::::::::: The base pack costs Rs 40 for 20 minutes of viewing per week. Though there are no additional data charges, the pack seems to be costly. And for IPL (cricket), you will need to shell out an extra Rs 10 for 10 minutes of viewing per day. You also have the option of watching one channel for a week for Rs 15 with a total of 30 minutes of viewing, and for Rs 10 you will get one channel for a day with 20 minutes of viewing. 7.Vodafone::::: Vodafone mobile TV offers 60 channels, just as most other operators do. COST OF SERVICE::::::::::::: There are only two plans, Rs 150 for a month and Rs 7 for a day for all non-premium channels including the DLF IPL channel. The problem is that you will be charged separately for usage beyond the free data limit, at the rate of 10 paise per 10 KB, unless you subscribe to an unlimited data plan. 8. idea Idea seems to have just one plan for its mobile TV service, which is Rs 3 per minute - no restriction on channels; no additional data charges. FINAL VERDICT::::::::::::::::: if you are interested in watching TV for long it will prove to be too costly as others are offering packs of Rs 10 for a day, which would buy just about 3 minutes on Idea. Idea's list of channels is the same as those of Airtel or Vodafone.
Posted: 25-01-2012 @ 18:45:33
yes it's avalible in india try this bro for 3g and 2g zingatv.com and mundutv
Posted: 25-01-2012 @ 11:53:53
yes its available U can download many software like as 'mundu tv' Live tv also available on www.akeelwap.net www.riskyjat.com www.yesjar.com
Posted: 05-08-2011 @ 11:49:18
Yes it is available
Posted: 04-08-2011 @ 18:23:44
yes mobile tv is available in india
Posted: 03-08-2011 @ 18:42:23
yes it is available .but you need to have the facilities in the mobile phone and a good network.
Posted: 30-07-2011 @ 21:00:40
yes mobile tv is available in india
Posted: 29-07-2011 @ 20:59:15
yes,it is available with 3G supported handset in 3G network.A consideration given to service provider for using tv for a specific period of time.
Posted: 26-07-2011 @ 10:27:18
yes it is available,better use 3g network
Posted: 26-07-2011 @ 09:50:46
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Posted: 25-07-2011 @ 22:23:03
yes in L.G. led
Posted: 25-07-2011 @ 13:58:59
yes but in seleceted circle
Posted: 25-07-2011 @ 10:34:56
yes it should be subscribed
Posted: 23-07-2011 @ 19:06:59
yes,in selected cities
Posted: 22-07-2011 @ 16:15:54
Yes, almost every comapny is offering Mobile TV these days be it Airtel Vodafone, Relaince, Tata and even MTS is offering Mobile Tv. Subscription rate starts at Rs. 49 per month and depend upon circle to circle and operator to operator.
Posted: 21-07-2011 @ 21:40:48
yeah,now its in use,every net work is buildiing 3G services in india. its portable to all networks and only useful to 3G specified mobiles
Posted: 21-07-2011 @ 18:55:42