MobiTV, Inc., the leading provider and platform for content delivery over mobile and broadband networks, today announced it will offer attendees of the WiMAX World conference, demonstrations of TV and video services over mobile, PC and set-top-box devices via a WiMAX network. The real-time demonstration will showcase the MobiTV service running over all three screens, with state-of-the-art features and functionality including pause and resume, remote scheduling and control, transfer and send media between devices in your home and much more.
"What we're showing the WiMAX World attendees is just another proof-point that the Mobile WiMAX standard is very well-suited to support the long-term evolution of wireless networks in the face of rapidly growing demand for television, video and music services," said Kay Johansson, chief technology officer for MobiTV. "As we integrate the media experience across all three screens, it becomes more and more clear that WiMAX is extremely well suited for carrying services like this."
WiMAX is the latest extension to MobiTV's portfolio of supported network technologies, with features designed to embrace all of the key components that make mobile television viable to consumers and carriers alike. Those key features and benefits will include:
-- Smooth integration with, and natural extension to existing service infrastructure
-- Efficient full-duplex bi-directional delivery with full transactional capabilities
-- Superior data delivery performance for full-motion video (advanced IP based architecture)
-- Support for a combination of Unicast/Multicast delivery models for optimal network utilization
-- Interactivity; commerce, voting, and other capabilities consumers, carriers and advertisers want
-- Targeted national, regional, and local advertising
-- Breadth of channels; no channel limitations with Unicast over WiMAX
-- Increased channel change speed
-- Broad client device support including; mobile phones, UMPCs, PDAs, laptops, set top boxes and more
-- Broad industry support and open-standards based
-- Support for the rapid deployment of new applications and services (extensions to the MobiTV service) at a low incremental cost
In the past, MobiTV was the first to demonstrate the integration of critical security and content protection layers, which enables Mobile WiMAX operators to offer premium mobile television over a two-way IEEE 802.16e network, protect content rights and service revenues, all while providing a true broadcast experience with high-quality, blended multicast and unicast streaming at 30 frames per second.