DSTV is a popular service here in Nigeria. You’ll find those dishes almost everywhere. DSTV Mobile, gives subscribers access to their favourite channels on the go. DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) is a mobile broadcast technology that allows for the digital terrestrial broadcast of live television channels to a cellphone.
MTN are pioneers of mobile TV services here in the country and DSTV Mobile from MTN gives you accesss to ten (10) channels: CNN, African Magic, Super sports 3, Super Sports 9, Super sports update , Magic world, Channel O, Cartoon network, Trinity Brioadcasting, NTA2.
The service is free on the MTN network from now till March 2011, so you might just want to splurge on a compatible handset. Compatible handsets in the market include the Nokia 5330 TV Edition, Nokia N96 and ZTE F912.
You can purchase your Nokia 5330 TV Edition from the Mobility Nigeria Phone Store.
Do you already use the mobile TV service? Do you know anyone who uses it? What is battery life on the available phones like when used to watch TV? Do you think that theservice will catch on?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.