Thursday, May 15, 2008

LG and Samsung to Work Together to Build a Common Standard for Mobile DTV Service

Two multinational companies based in South Korea, LG and Samsung, are going to jointly work on the technologies that will put the digital TV in mobile phone. As part of their plan to lead the North American DTV market, the two companied have joined their hands together. The technology of Mobile DTV will be based on the findings of a research which will be operated by Association of Maximum Service Television (MSTV). Then, it will be further developed by Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).

PC Mag reported:

The technology will be based on the findings of a test conducted by the Association of Maximum Service Television (MSTV), a D.C.-based industry group focused on broadcasting technology and spectrum policy issues, according to both companies.

Those findings will be submitted on Thursday to the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) , an international, non-profit organization that develops voluntary standards for digital television, the LG spokesman said.

The agreement of the collaboration of the two biggest electronic companies was signed in the presence of LG president Woo Paik and Samsung’s digital media business president JongWoo Park. Both the companies have the common target to make a mobile DTV standard. Though both the companies have their own DTV systems in the market, the two systems do not match each other. Now, let us see if the two major players of electronic world can come up with a common standard for mobile DTV service.