Hi-tech phones sent TV channels

TV on your cell phone? Sounds cool unless you are someone that drives! Seriously though, is this something that is practical though? While on the surface it sounds really neat, I tend to have some doubts about the potential success of this concept. If it takes off in the UK during the pilot, then we might be onto something. Personally, I would not hold my breath though.

Nine broadcast transmitters are to be used around Oxford with 500 O2 customers testing the mobile phone with built-in digital television receiver. Customers will be offered 16 channels when the scheme begins in spring 2005. The trial, announced by O2 and NTL’s Broadcast Division on Friday, is said to be the UK’s first practical test of multi-channel television on mobiles.

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