Mobile DTV Pavilion Slated For NAB Show

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Las Vegas - The

Advanced Television System Committee (ATSC)

and the

Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC)

will co-host a Mobile DTV Pavilion at next week's National Association of Broadcasters Convention, here, to showcase a wide range of products and services slated to be part of the system's continued rollout this year.

This year's gathering will include presentations by both of the mobile DTV broadcaster consortia -- the Mobile500 Alliance and Mobile Content Venture.

Other presenters will include the Mobile500 Alliance, Hauppauge Computer Works, DTVinteractive, Pixtree, Triveni Digital, Crest Technology, Decontis and Axel Technology.

According to the OMVC, the Mobile DTV service is on track to reaching two-thirds of the nation's 115 million households in the next year.

Currently, 76 Mobile DTV stations are now on the air in 32 markets, the OMVC said, with more joining continuously through the year. A list of available stations can be found at

Among some of the Mobile DTV devices planned for demonstration at the show is the Valups Tivizen receiver that plugs into an iPad and iPhone.

Cydle will show an iPhone cradle for MDTV reception, and portable Wi-Fi devices from Crestech will be on display.

RCA will demonstrate a new line of portable TV sets, and Winegard will show new vehicle antenna solutions designed for the system.

Other products slated include prototype cellphones from LG Electronics and Samsung, a prototype netbook computer with built-in Mobile DTV from Dell, and several USB receivers for laptops from DTVinteractive, Hauppauge and Pixtree.

LG will also present several new adaptations to the Mobile DTV platform, including Tweet.TV -- a system for sending and receiving tweets from the popular social network for display along with and on top of Mobile DTV video, electronic coupons, and glasses-free 3DTV delivered to auto-stereoscopic personal video screens.


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