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TDF using broadcast to push magazines and VOD, to tablets (Expway inside!)

TDF using broadcast to push magazines and VOD, to tablets (Expway inside!) | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

TDF wants to help the content distributors by delivering their contents in a more effective way, using push over broadcast. 


The TDF group will leverage broadcast technology to deliver content to smartphones and tablets. 


[curnote: TDF is the largest broadcast network operator in Europe with 11.000 sites]


There is not a week without a telecom operator highlighting the explosion of mobile internet traffic, directly due to the boom of smartphones and tablets.


TDF has a solution in hand, faced with this mobile network congestion. It plans to make use of its broadcast networks to help the media disseminate their content to mobile devices, tablets and smartphones. “Today, when a user looks at a magazine or newspaper on his touchscreen mobile, loading time is generally considered too long, and often he or she does not have the patience to wait until the end," says Vincent Grivet, Director of broadcasting development in TDF.


The group proposes to use the broadcast network, and at night, they plan to push media and audiovisual contents such as video on demand and catch-up TV services to the terminals. “In the morning, the user will find his newsletter or programs stored directly in his smartphone or tablet. The content is immediately available. There is no need to wait for the downloading time”, he continued. The Content providers, broadcasters and publishers, are monitoring the project with interest: "We discuss a lot with the newspaper publishers who are very active on the mobile space but often find that the customer experience is not good enough.” TDF does not work alone on this project called B2M (Mobile Multimedia Broadcast), but has teamed up with six French industrial partners: French manufacturer Archos, Airweb (mobile services and applications), DiBcom (integrated circuits), Expway (Push VOD and network specialist) Immanens (electronic media) and the “Institut Télécom”.


Cost of broadcast.


This prototype will be tested commercially after the summer 2012.The consortium has received, from the Framework of ‘The Grand Emprunt’, a government subsidy of about one third of the project, estimated at 3 million euros. Internationally, a similar system was developed in Japan by NTT DoCoMo.


Is it meddling in the backyard of telecom operators? a declaration of war? "We are not antagonistic, but we are complementary with mobile Internet networks. If we are looking at things from this angle, we are in for selling in wholesale capacity. Operators cannot be indifferent to this solution that will significantly reduce their traffic load”. Vincent Grivet explains.


TDF requires the operators to be involved in the project, estimating that it can help them manage their costs in response to massive traffic.


Is this a return of personal mobile television (TMP), which has remained on deaf ears? "No, it's very diferent. This is a different use of television, with time flow shift. In addition, the service provided is multimedia at large and not limited to television, " says Vincent Grivet.


Financially, the solution proposed by TDF is an expense for publishers. Today, they are paying almost nothing for transmission to mobile Internet networks. Consequently the resolution TDF will inevitably be more expensive, even though the economic model has not yet been conclusive. But TDF bets that one day, the price of transmission on mobile Internet networks will increase and that publishers will find their interest in its solution.


[Translation of a French Article in Le Figaro]

[Photo: TDF broadcasts TV from the Eiffel Tower in Paris]


[EdNote: Expway's Technologies will be used for all Push File (magazines and VOD), Audience Measurement and Electronic Program Guide - DVB-T2 will be used - For more information: FastCast]


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More Bucks with Less Bits: An Analysis of 14 Different LTE Broadcast Business Cases by Expway

More Bucks with Less Bits: An Analysis of 14 Different LTE Broadcast Business Cases by Expway | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

As Expway has successfully launched Mobile Broadcast services with major operators such as NTT DoCoMo, TRE Italia and others, we are often asked about the recommended practices for implementing LTE Broadcast in carriers’ networks.


We have now conducted a study on how LTE Broadcast can help operators generate more revenue.

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16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast

16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Trials and deployments of simultaneously broadcasting live video over LTE networks to multiple users are taking off, but roadblocks remain to widespread adoption.
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Nokia looks to widen the appeal of LTE Broadcast

Nokia looks to widen the appeal of LTE Broadcast | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Mobile video has had a troubled journey to say the least. Who remembers MediaFlo and DTH? One of the main problems has been coping with the vast amount of individual video stream requests over an already crowded mobile network. There was also the cost to subscribers, who are no longer offered unlimited data plans. Which is where LTE Broadcast comes in.

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AT&T to launch LTE Multicast in 2015

AT&T to launch LTE Multicast in 2015 | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
AT&T expects to begin deploying LTE Broadcast technology, also known as LTE Multicast, sometime in 2015, according to a top AT&T executive.
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VimpelCom makes mobile viewing more reliable

VimpelCom makes mobile viewing more reliable | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has introduced adaptive streaming or Smooth Dynamic Bit-Rate Adaptation (SDBRA) on its mobile network, enabling it to increase the number of successful video views at peak times by 10%, according to the operator.

VimpelCom says it has introduced SDBRA in the cities of Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary, Yoshkar-Ola, Kazan, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Penza, Saransk, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Chita, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Blagoveshchensk and Khabarovsk, and will extend it to all parts of Russia by the end of this year.


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Study throws doubt on LTE Broadcast as DTT replacement technology

Study throws doubt on LTE Broadcast as DTT replacement technology | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

The economics of the use of LTE technology for the large-scale distribution of TV services and as a possible replacement for current digital-terrestrial delivery are not clear and require further study, despite claims by the mobile industry that costs could be reduced by an efficient combination of unicast and eMBMS multicast technology.

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Dish looks to stockpile more 4G airwaves

Dish looks to stockpile more 4G airwaves | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Dish Network has signaled to the FCC that it wants to go after even more spectrum. It will participate in two upcoming auctions to get more airwaves, including the controversial incentive auction.
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Netflix Is Now Paying AT&T So Your Videos Stream Faster

Netflix Is Now Paying AT&T So Your Videos Stream Faster | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T in an interconnection agreement that will allow for more-reliable streaming speeds for wired broadband customers, Mashable first reported and later confirmed with AT&T.


Netflix already has similar deals with Verizon and Comcast.

The interconnection agreement means Netflix will take on the costs of delivering streaming content to AT&T subscribers. It pays off, too. Netflix says Comcast customers are getting faster speeds since the agreement.

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Nokia Networks first to trial LTE for national TV broadcasting

Nokia Networks first to trial LTE for national TV broadcasting | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Nokia Networks is pioneering the technology needed to efficiently use LTE for nationwide TV broadcasting. The company is working with a range of partners* in the world’s first field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency within UHF spectrum. In a Single Frequency Network (SFN) all base stations use exactly the same frequency to transmit TV content, which maximizes the number of simultaneous TV channels broadcast over a large geographical area in a given amount of spectrum.
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Verizon 4G LTE users to be subject to 'Network Optimization'

Verizon 4G LTE users to be subject to 'Network Optimization' | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Previously, only 3G users were tapped for optimization -- what some say is throttling -- designed to avoid clogs. But a report says that's changing.
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OnStar's in-car 4G LTE: fast on the highway, but still needs a tune-up

OnStar's in-car 4G LTE: fast on the highway, but still needs a tune-up | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

From a public relations perspective, it was a good plan: round up a handful of journalists, cram them in 4G LTE connected cars, and showcase OnStar's new network by using it to host teleconference interviews from the beach. A good plan, but one still subject to the follies of network connectivity. After spending several hours connected to GM's "Connected by OnStar 4G LTE" fleet of 2015 sedans, I can unequivocally say it's the best LTE experience I've ever had at 70 miles per hour -- but it's far from perfect.

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Report: "Half of Adult Broadband Users Now Engage Mobile Video Apps at Least Once a Month"

Report: "Half of Adult Broadband Users Now Engage Mobile Video Apps at Least Once a Month" | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

A new report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Mobile Video Apps: User Dimensions, finds that 49% of US adult broadband users engage some form of mobile video app at least once a month, with 17% engaging weekly and 16% daily.


According to Michael Greeson, TDG President and author of the new report, mobile video app engagement is inversely proportional to age — that is, the younger the consumer, the more likely they are to engage mobile video apps. For example, 63% of Late Millennials (18-24s) report using mobile video apps at least once a month, compared with 56% of Early Millennials (25-34s), 55% of 35-44s, and 41% of adult broadband users between the ages of 45 and 54.

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Verizon to debut LTE multicast in 2015

Verizon to debut LTE multicast in 2015 | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Verizon Communications will commercially launch its LTE broadcast network in 2015 enabling it to broadcast events, such as sporting events, to a large number of subscribers at the same time. Fran Shammo, Verizon's CFO, said that the company will have the LTE broadcast network ready in third quarter with commercial launch next year.
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Ericsson and Polkomtel test LTE Broadcast in Poland

Ericsson and Polkomtel test LTE Broadcast in Poland | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Ericsson and Polish telecom operator Polkomtel successfully carried out the first test of LTE Broadcast technology in Poland on August 30, streaming the opening game of the 2014 World Volleyball Championship between Poland and Serbia to 300 selected guests and journalists at Warsaw's National Stadium.

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Reliance Jio to invest in LTE Broadcast technology, says GSA

Reliance Jio to invest in LTE Broadcast technology, says GSA | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the billionaire Mukesh Ambani promoted 4G telecom venture of Reliance Industries, is set to invest in LTE Broadcast technology to boost its video offerings, said a report by GSA.

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LTE Broadcast for TV distribution - Ericsson Research Blog

LTE Broadcast for TV distribution - Ericsson Research Blog | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
LTE Broadcast for TV Distribution: LTE distribution can give service providers the flexibility to alter between broadcast and unicast,
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Why 4G broadcasting is the future of mobile TV

Why 4G broadcasting is the future of mobile TV | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
We join the BBC for its 4G mobile broadcasting trial at the Commonwealth Games.
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LTE Spectrum Could Support Both Data and Video Transmission

LTE Spectrum Could Support Both Data and Video Transmission | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

The network division of Nokia, in Germany, is testing LTE (4G) spectrum over a Single Frequency Network (SFN) to see if European (DVB-T) broadcasters could extend their reach beyond televisions to millions of mobile devices without requiring any special kind of receiver. Instead of the television accessing the signals, cell phones and other mobile devices would serve as the receiver.

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LTE Broadcast On The Horizon

LTE Broadcast On The Horizon | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
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Chromecast at year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy!

Chromecast at year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy! | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its back story, year one, and the path ahead.
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Take 2: LTE Broadcast learns from mobile TV missteps

Take 2: LTE Broadcast learns from mobile TV missteps | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Learning from the commercial mistakes of earlier mobile TV technologies will be critical in ensuring the success of LTE Broadcast
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Verizon's comprehensive tablet strategy is leading the way

Verizon's comprehensive tablet strategy is leading the way | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Verizon Wireless is quietly building a major business around tablets, one that could help the carrier maintain its leading position as rivals undercut its prices and overcome its LTE coverage advantage. Verizon's tablet strategy has become significantly clearer during the past several months, and it's definitely an important strategy.

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And why is the efficient broadcast of video important? According to eMarketer, tablet users love to watch video on their tablets. The firm said tablet owners increased their daily video diet from 13 minutes in 2013 to 20 minutes this year. For smartphones, those numbers were just 9 minutes in 2013 and 13 minutes this year. "As a result of the increase in tablet video viewers, the time U.S. adults spend watching video on tablets is growing faster than on any other medium," eMarketer wrote.

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If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Missing The Point

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Missing The Point | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

It’s hard to imagine a world in which our smartphones are faster than they already are today.  You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.

The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.


The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience today — searching for a reliable, fast connection.


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Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs enhances IP video capabilities with new Cambridge, UK, research facility

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs enhances IP video capabilities with new Cambridge, UK, research facility | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Alcatel-Lucent's Bell labs is putting more muscle into its IP video business by establishing an "antenna" office in Cambridge, UK, to conduct research on real-time video delivery on various types of connected devices.
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Verizon Eyes 2015 For LTE Multicast Video

Verizon Eyes 2015 For LTE Multicast Video | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Shedding some light on its future plans involving the distribution of live video over its mobile network, Verizon Wireless plans to “go commercial” with an LTE multicast product as early as 2015, company CFO Fran Shammo said on the company’s second quarter earnings call on Tuesday.

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Spectrum Wars, ATSC 3.0, and the Future of Broadcasting

Around the world, governments are pursuing policies to shift rights to radio frequency spectrum from legacy broadcasters to wireless carries. Among major quest…
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