Motorola and Nokia announced on Monday they will be working together to promote DVB-H (digital video broadcasting--handheld),, with a view to interoperability between all their relevant hardware and services.
The pair have also thrown their collective weight behindstandardization efforts.
of mobile TV being tested in markets around the world. Other standards include DAB-IP (digital audio broadcasting--Internet Protocol), used by BT and Virgin Mobile, and being pilot-tested by Sky Broadcasting's Sky Link.
DVB-H is thought by many industry watchers to be the standard that will eventually prevail--a prediction that likely will be given more weight in light of Monday's announcement. According to research company Informa,.
Analyst firm Gartner has predicted that one in 10 mobile-service customers will be watching TV via a mobile in 2009.
Jo Best of Silicon.com reported from London.