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Thursday, 24 August 2006

Beijing Olympics Go Mobile

China is ensuring that the 2008 Olympics in Beijing fully embrace the digital age, by broadcasting them on mobile phones.

The will start testing mobile TV services using DMB in the middle of 2007.

China's State Administration for Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), said that transmission of TV signals to mobiles would be tested in mid 2007, and the satellite system activated in the first half of 2008.

China Mobile and China Unicom, major players in the Chinese market, are expected to sign agreements at the end of the month with mobile phone makers to buy TV handsets.

Big-screen PDAs and MP4 players will also be able to receive TV signals.

China has over 400 million mobile phone users, increasing by 5 million a month, according to the Ministry of Information Technology.

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