2nd Edition

Implementing Mobile TV
ATSC Mobile DTV, MediaFLO, DVB-H/SH, DMB,WiMAX, 3G Systems, and Rich Media Applications

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ISBN 9780240812878
Published February 22, 2010 by Routledge
658 Pages

USD $84.95

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Book Description

Implement state-of-the-art Mobile TV networks with this comprehensive guide to the latest technologies and standards, including MediaFLO, ATSC Mobile DTV, and CMMB, the same technologies seeing large-scale rollouts today around the world. You not only gain deep insight into the maze of technologies, but also the principles of mobile content-what makes it work, how it's produced, repurposed and delivered securely, and how it integrates with mobile and Internet domains.  

Learn about the key enablers of a mobile TV service, like smartphones, chipsets, and mobile software. Gain access to a detailed look at the networks deployed worldwide with real-world case studies. The informative diagrams provide rich visualization of the new technologies, services, and revenue models. Gain understanding of how mobile TV can be made interactive and how it can be delivered seamlessly in multiple markets. Get insight into the growing capabilities of multimedia handsets and software which drives innovative applications.

Author Amitabh Kumar begins with the basics of mobile multimedia and progresses to cover details of technologies, networks, and firmware for mobile TV services. Easy to follow, Implementing Mobile TV features a rich presentation that includes dozens of  FAQs and "Quick Facts."

This new edition is updated to reflect the quickly evolving world of Mobile TV, focusing on factors for success and providing understanding of:

Table of Contents

PART I: Overview of Technologies: 1. About Mobile TV; 2. Introduction to Digital Multimedia; 3. Introduction to Streaming and Mobile Multimedia; 4. Overview of Cellular Mobile Networks; 5. Overview of Technologies for Mobile TV; PART II: Technologies for Mobile TV and Multimedia Broadcasting: 6. Mobile TV Using 3G Technologies; 7. Mobile TV Services in the ATSC Framework (new chapter); 8. Mobile TV Services Using DVB-H Technologies; 9. Mobile TV Using DVB-SH (new); 10. Mobile TV Using Digital Multimedia Broadcast (DMB) Services; 11. Mobile TV using MediaFLO (new); 12. Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX (new); 13. Spectrum for Mobile TV; PART III: Multimedia Handsets and Related Technologies: 14. Chip Sets for Mobile TV and Multimedia Applications; 15. Operating Systems and Software for Mobile TV and Multimedia Phones; 16. Handsets for Mobile TV and Multimedia Services; 17. Mobile TV Interoperability; PART IV: Content and Services on Mobile TV and Multimedia Networks: 18. Mobile TV Services and Multimedia Services; 19. Content for Mobile TV Networks; 20. Interactivity and Mobile TV; 21. Content Security for Mobile TV; 22. Mobile TV and Multimedia-the Future

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Amitabh Kumar has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, Internet and broadcast fields. Currently he is Director of Technology for Essel Group of companies, Head of Broadcasting Operations of the Zee Network, India and Singapore, and Chief Technical Officer for Dish TV India DTH Network. The Zee Network is the largest Broadcasting Network of India with over 45 channels broadcast to over 200 countries, while the DTH network has over 200 channels and over 5 million customers. Kumar was responsible for setting up India's first Pay DTH platform, Dish TV. He is also a member on the Board of Directors of Essel Shyam Telecommunications Ltd. and Procall India Ltd. Kumar is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII's) Wireless Knowledge Working Group.