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Interactive DMB TV service makes global debut

June 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

The world’s first Wibro (wireless broadband) DMB (digital terrestrial broadcasting) service has been rolled out in Korea. A co-operative initiative between telecoms operator KT and local broadcaster KBS, it allows for interactive TV and data delivery on mobile devices. Interactive programme guides, interactive games and e-shopping are all made possible by the development.
Standard DMB devices only receive TV and data services, there is no interaction.
“This heralds the convergence of broadcasting and telecommunications,” declared KT executive vice president Lee Sang-hoon.
Currently the country has seven DMB video and 13 audio channels available from six broadcasters; complimentary data channels are due later this year. The channels can be received on mobile phones, PDAs and laptops.

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