PARIS As part of an ongoing collaboration with LG, mobile TV chip specialist DiBcom SA (Palaiseau, France) announced it has integrated its latest generation of mobile TV receiver so as to enable free-to-air digital TV broadcasts on LG's multimedia handset.
By featuring its DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial) receiver, DiBcom said the LG KB770 phone can receive the free-to-air terrestrial digital TV signal that covers most European countries.
The 3G/3G+ multi-band device, LG specified, supports WCDMA 2100 and for GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPDA data.
"We encourage the industry to consider a mixed business model involving a combination of free content, with an optional Pay-TV subscription system for premium channels and services," stated Yannick Levy, CEO of DiBcom. "This model can be applied to countries with one single TV standard or those where complimentary standards such as DVB-T and DVB-H coexist."
The LG KB770, now available in Germany, replaces its predecessor, the HB620T, which also integrates DiBcom's components.