Telstra Plans Mobile TV

Telstra, Microsoft, and Broadcast Australia today announced plans for Melbourne's first live demonstration showcase of mobile TV

March 13, 2006

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MELBOURNE -- Telstra, Microsoft and Broadcast Australia today announced plans for Melbourne's first live demonstration showcase of mobile TV, as part of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) is a new technology that allows simultaneous transmission of television, radio, video, audio and Internet content to mobile phones, PDAs, PCs and other handheld devices.

The Melbourne showcase service will broadcast up to seven channels of live Commonwealth Games coverage including Channel Nine coverage of the Games on specially enabled Windows Mobile handheld devices.

Telstra Commonwealth Games executive, Mr Phill Sporton, said viewers will be able to catch medal-winning performances in the DVB-H showcase at the Telstra Discovery Centre in Birrarung Marr for the duration of the Games.

"Telstra is pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for our customers and partners to experience the new entertainment content available on mobile devices of the future," Mr Sporton said.

Today's announcement follows the recent launch of Telstra's live BigPond mobile 3G and broadband service for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Telstra Corp. Ltd. (ASX: TLS; NZK: TLS)

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