SA: Mobile TV launches test network

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Black-owned broadcaster “Mobile TV” has begun test transmissions using Korea's digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) technology from Sentech's tower in Brixton, Johannesburg.

Mobile TV, formerly known as the Mobile TV Consortium, was given a test licence in September 2010 to test the capabilities of DMB, a competitor standard to the digital video broadcasting handheld (DVB-H) network recently launched by MultiChoice.

The test network is providing a number of television and radio broadcasts from the SABC, including SABC 1, 2 and 3 and radio stations 5fm and Metro FM.