A TV in the Pocket - An Experimentation with Mobile TV Technologies: 3G, DVB-H and Podcasting

Virpi Oksman, Antti Tammela, Tuomo Kivinen

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    Abstract

    Recent studies show that being able to view news and other media contents on the move from the mobile phone has a value in many situations. Users’ preferences for the different uses of mobile TV are being studied from various viewpoints. Mobile TV has been studied, for example, by users’ content choices, viewing context and viewing times and video quality requirements. However, one of the biggest problems in the mobile TV use is the quality of reception. In the long run, it will be crucial to discover what kind of distribution technologies will best suit mobile media and different use contexts. Are there any significant quality differences between certain distribution methods? And if so, how does this affect to mobile TV use? This paper examines different mobile delivery technologies based on a series of experimentation. The data is based on ongoing empirical research in Finland in 2006-2007. The tested mobile TV services included both news and entertainment contents, and were tested in 3G, DVB-H and W-Lan networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th international conference on mobile technology, applications, and systems, Mobility '07
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages515-520
    ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-819-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event4th international conference on mobile technology, applications, and systems, Mobility '07 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 10 Sep 200712 Sep 2007

    Conference

    Conference4th international conference on mobile technology, applications, and systems, Mobility '07
    Abbreviated titleMobility '07
    Country/TerritorySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period10/09/0712/09/07

    Keywords

    • Mobile TV
    • 3G
    • DVB-H
    • podcasting
    • user experiences

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