Koreans to get free mobile TV broadcasts next month

MUMBAI: From next month, South Koreans will be able to watch free TV programmes on their mobile handsets not merely in Seoul and its vicinity, but also across the country.


Media reports state that KBS and MBC, Korea‘s two top TV outlets, have been offered the license to start nationwide mobile broadcasting called terrestrial DMB, short for Digital Multimedia Broadcasting.

The system lets people on the road enjoy seamless video, theater-like audio and data via in-automobile terminals or cell phones. KBS will blaze this trail, launching the service in May, with MBC following up in August. The idea is to cover approximately 75 percent of the territory, or almost all residential areas.


A report in Korea Times notes that the system lets people on the road enjoy seamless video, theater-like audio and data via in-automobile terminals or cell phones.

Terrestrial DMB debuted in December 2005 for the first time in the world but its coverage has been restricted to Seoul and the surrounding Kyonggi Province.


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