Thursday, April 26, 2018
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AMD's Revenue increased 40 Percent year-over-year
Qualcomm's Quarterly Profit Falls 51.5 Percent
Facebook Reports Quarterly Profit Fueled by Mobile Ads, No Impact From Analytica Scandal
Philips Momentum 43" HDR Monitor Achieves 1,000 nits of Brightness
China's Pushes into Semiconductor Market
Amazon Alexa and New Echo Dot Speaker Target Kids
Hotel Room Keys Can be Hacked, F-Secure Says
Nokia Launches Edge Cloud Data Center Solution for the 5G Era
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Virgin ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Virgin To Offer Digital TV on Phones

Virgin Mobile has signed a deal with British Telecommunications company BT Group and Microsoft to offer five digital TV channels and 350 radio channels to its UK subscribers.

The deal was announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, on Tuesday where BT and Virgin have also unveiled a new phone, the Trilogy, to receive the new service.

Virgin Mobile, owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson and which is considering a takeover by TV cable giant NTL, said it would offer the digital broadcast service on a limited exclusive basis to its customers later this year.

Virgin was set to sign up to the BT Movio broadcast digital TV and radio service for mobile phones, the groups said in a joint statement.

"Virgin Mobile customers will be the first people in Europe to watch real broadcast TV over their mobile phones," said Graeme Hutchinson, sales and marketing director of Virgin Mobile on Tuesday.

BT said that BT Movio was the first wholesale TV offering of its kind in Europe and would be available in the future to all mobile operators in Britain.

The companies did not disclose financial details of the agreement nor the cost to customers of the new package. Reports said it would cost Virgin Mobile subscribers about 8.0 pounds (11.5 euros, 14.0 dollars) per month to receive the service.

The Trilogy handset has meanwhile been made by Taiwan-based HTC and uses Microsoft software, including Windows Media Video and Windows Media Audio Pro.

The so-called Smartphone has a 2.2-inch (5.6-cm) screen, 1.3 mega-pixel camera and a battery, which when fully charged, allows users to watch TV for three hours or spend eight hours listening to the radio.

This uses the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) network, broadcasting signals that are picked up by a microchip in the handset.

It means that the service could be rolled out almost immediately, in contrast to one using a rival technology called DVB-H, which would require considerable investment.

Philips Frustrated in CD-R Royalty Lawsuit Against DST        All News        Pioneer Introduces New Internal DVD Multi Writers
Microsoft Announces Mobiles with TV and Search Engines     Mobiles News      InterVideo Showcases MPEG-4 Codec

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Samsung May Delay Galaxy S4 Due To Panel Manufacturing Issues
LG Optimus G LTE Smartphone Shipping Next Month
New Quad-core LG Smartphone Coming In September
Samsung Says External Source Caused Galaxy S III Fire
Galaxy Chat To Hit European Shelves This Month
Samsung Expects To Sell 10 mln Galaxy S3 Smartphones By End of July
Weak Supply Of HD Displays Will Limit Shipments Of High-end Smartphones
LG Launching Voice Recognition Service Challenging Apple's Siri And S Voice
Samsung Makes Android SAFE For Enterprises
Sharp Showcases Its "Feel UX" User Interface For Smartphones
LG Optimus L5 Makes Global Debut
LG's Quad-core Optimus 4X HD Available In Europe

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .