Four easy ways to find mobile DTV at CES


While the Las Vegas Monorail has a top speed of only 50 miles per hour, the new Mobile Digital Television standard has been tested to receive digital TV broadcasts on bullet trains traveling up to 180MPH.

This week at CES, more than 20 different Mobile Digital Television programs are being broadcast and the industry’s first consumer devices to receive the new transmissions are being unveiled. Setup is now underway at the Open Mobile Video Coalition’s “Mobile DTV TechZone” inside Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Manufacturers are beginning to make their product announcements, and you’ll find more than a dozen Mobile DTV products on display in the Mobile DTV TechZone, including netbooks equipped with Mobile DTV; Battery-operated portable Mobile TV Sets; USB Receivers for Laptop computers; a unique Wi-Fi device that receives Mobile DTV and beams it to iPhones, BlackBerries, and Laptops; and prototype Cell Phones with Mobile DTV. You’ll also find demonstrations of the new Mobile DTV standard’s Electronic Service Guide and Interactivity capabilities.

There are four opportunities to see these new Mobile DTV products at CES:

1. TUESDAY: Come to CES Unveiled in the Venetian Ballroom on Tuesday afternoon, January 5, from 4PM to 7PM. OMVC will be showing off working devices receiving Mobile DTV transmissions at the event.

2. WEDNESDAY: Attend OMVC’s CES Reception from 5PM to 6PM at the TechZone in Central Hall, which is located at space 10749 along the South Wall – between the Samsung and Panasonic exhibits. Hear OMVC Chairman and ION Media Networks CEO Brandon Burgess, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith, and CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. Entrance is at Door C3 in the Grand Lobby of the LVCC.

3. THURSDAY and FRIDAY: Visit the Mobile DTV TechZone in Central Hall, 10749, during regular CES show hours.

4. FRIDAY: Come to a Broadcast Innovations Press Event at Bellagio from 4:30-5:30PM. Join NAB’s Gordon Smith, OMVC’s Anne Schelle, and Sezmi’s Buno Pati as they discuss how broadcasters are shaping the next wave of TV entertainment. Transportation will be provided to and from the event. Food and beverages will be served. To confirm your invitation RSVP to [email protected] .