Streamezzo Pushes Digital Radio to Mobile Devices

New Rich Media Client now supports Eurkea-147-based T-DMB standard.
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The Streamezzo Rich Media Client now supports T-DMB and natively integrates the BInary Format for Scenes (BIFS) standard in compliance with the ISO MPEG-4 specification.

BIFS enables the display of additional multimedia data in accordance with the broadcast audio and video streams and is available in all countries implementing T-DMB as their digital TV or digital radio infrastructure, such as France, South Korea, Ghana, the Netherlands, Norway and Vietnam.

Streamezzo-enabled T-DMB devices allow consumers to access information such as artist or song details, latest news or weather headlines while listening to their favorite radio channel. It also brings interactivity to a channel, allowing listeners to purchase goods, services or music, vote on games and programs, open emails or send SMS messages.

The first commercial T-DMB device integrating Streamezzo's technology is the E-TEN Glofiish V900 mobile phone. The V900 supports T-DMB, DVB-T and DVB-H, which it integrates with 3G-based telephone services.


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Digital Radio Worldwide Advances

HD Radio is attractive for its hybrid mode support for analog services, and Zink reports that Switzerland is broadcasting HD Radio services, Germany is testing the system, and many East European countries have shown high interest in the technology.