Texas Instruments and Samsung have announced plans to deliver several digital TV mobile phones to the Korean market. The phones will be capable of receiving Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) signals from satellites and other terrestrial network transmitters located near the end-user.
TI’s OMAP-DM multimedia processor was selected by Samsung Electronics for their handsets, it will deliver crisp and clear video to consumer mobile TV handsets. Satellite signals received will allow users to tune into high-quality MPEG2 AAC audio or MPEG4 video and choose between dedicated sports, comedy, news, games, music and movies anywhere within the networks range.
“The acceleration of mobile Digital TV adoption is well underway in the technology-savvy Korean market,” said Terry Cheng, President of TI Asia.
In-vehicle DMB systems are also slated for release, they will deliver high-definition video and audio to drivers while on the road.
SK Telecom has already begun offering Satellite DMB services through TU Media Corp. in Korea.