South Korea to Launch Digital Radio, TV, Data All At Once

South Korea to Launch Digital Radio, TV, Data All At Once
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South Korea is set to launch a national digital multimedia-broadcasting platform, using the Eureka-147 digital standard. South Korea would be the first country to do this, according to the World DAB Forum, a marketing group for Eureka-147.
The South Korean government will invest around $41.5 million (W46 billion) to develop DMB receiver technology over the next five years to bring mobile radio, TV and data services to the country.
"With an impressive timetable for rolling out DMB, we believe South Korea will be the first to take mobile video streaming commercially forward," stated World DAB President Annika Nyberg.
Three national multiplexes will be on air in South Korea by the end of 2004. Along with audio services, South Korea's DAB multiplexes will ultimately be able to deliver video and data streaming to consumers who can tune in on handheld mobile devices.

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