Hiwire, SES Americom Stock Lineup For Mobile TV Trial
SES Americom and Hiwire unveiled part of their roster of TV content companies and channels that will be used for an upcoming trial of a digital video broadcast-handheld (DVB-H) mobile TV service, the companies announced Aug. 18.
SES Americom and Hiwire, a subsidiary of Aloha Partners, claim they will deliver twice the channels and higher-quality pictures than other mobile TV services by coordinating Hiwire’s 12-megahertz capacity of UHF spectrum and wireless expertise with SES Americom’s satellites and distribution platforms.
Consumer testers in Las Vegas will receive the Hiwire DVB-H system on their standard cell phones.
Among the 24 channels that will be provided by SES Americom are Discovery Channel, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, VH1, CNN Mobile Live, Fox News and The Weather Channel.