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Old November 20th, 2004, 03:18 PM   #1
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MISC | Television on transport

Mobile Televisions

Other than Hong Kong, Taipei & Singapore, are there any other cities in the world which has mobile television sets on its trains, buses or taxis broadcasting either LIVE or recorded entertainment content?

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Old November 20th, 2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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Old November 20th, 2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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Any more info? Type of programming, LIVE or recorded, etc. thanks.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 05:03 PM   #4
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Singapore's ''TVMobile''
- A new subsidiary company of MediaCorp TV, TVMobile is the first in the world to use Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology to deliver high quality mobile TV programmes to public commuters. With broadcasts of real time financial data, news updates, weather reports, entertainment and critical information, TVMobile keeps commuters up-to-date even while they're on the go.
- With the aim to become a leading regional outdoor advertising media and data broadcast provider, TVMobile offers advertisers and agencies an alternative platform to showcase new products and services. Its extensive audience reach makes it an effective media in communicating new national policies and promoting campaigns and events.
- Broadcasting hours for TVMobile channel are daily (Monday to Sunday) from 6:00 a.m to 12:00 midnight.

Where
- Most Buses Operated By SBS Transit
- All Taxis Operated By SMART Cab
- Suntec City Mall's Fountain Food Terrace Food Court
- Private Cars

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Old November 20th, 2004, 06:20 PM   #5
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T.V. Mobile can also be had by individuals in their private cars. For a fee of course.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 10:03 PM   #6
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Seoul and Madrid.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 10:11 PM   #7
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Althought LA doesnt have public mobile TV's many private car owners have their vehicles installed with a LCD screen like on the back of the headrest so back passengers can see or on the visor. Mostly SUV's, bmw, and Mercedes have these.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 10:53 PM   #8
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Old November 21st, 2004, 01:20 AM   #9
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Guangzhou has in most of the new buses...
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Old November 21st, 2004, 02:35 AM   #10
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Yellow Cabs in Brisbane have iTV advertising, news etc. LCD screens in the back of some cabs.

More info about iTV is at their site: http://www.itvme.com
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Old November 30th, 2004, 03:25 AM   #11
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Milwaukee's buses and a few other cities have Transit Television Network. They mostly show ads, some news, trivia, etc. They also call out the main stops (major intersections and Transfers). However, last night, they were showing an episode of the Beverly Hilbilies, which was odd.
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Old November 30th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #12
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Singapore's ''TVMobile''
- A new subsidiary company of MediaCorp TV, TVMobile is the first in the world to use Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology to deliver high quality mobile TV programmes to public commuters. With broadcasts of real time financial data, news updates, weather reports, entertainment and critical information, TVMobile keeps commuters up-to-date even while they're on the go.
- With the aim to become a leading regional outdoor advertising media and data broadcast provider, TVMobile offers advertisers and agencies an alternative platform to showcase new products and services. Its extensive audience reach makes it an effective media in communicating new national policies and promoting campaigns and events.
- Broadcasting hours for TVMobile channel are daily (Monday to Sunday) from 6:00 a.m to 12:00 midnight.

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- Most Buses Operated By SBS Transit
- All Taxis Operated By SMART Cab
- Suntec City Mall's Fountain Food Terrace Food Court
- Private Cars
Are they still the first and only to have LIVE video broadcasting instead of repeats of adverts thou?
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Old November 30th, 2004, 07:18 AM   #13
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Are they still the first and only to have LIVE video broadcasting instead of repeats of adverts thou?
1. They must have been the first to have LIVE digital video broadcasting, as stated in the article. If we are talking about LIVE video broadcacting, not digital, perhaps not. Who knows.

2. Don't know if they are the only one to have LIVE digital video broadcasting though. Who knows.

Which brings up an important issue, please be more detailed in your replies. State more information in your replies other than just providing the cities. Thanks.
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Old November 30th, 2004, 07:22 AM   #14
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Haha...I used to seriously hate tvmobile when they first introduced them. I was like thinking...there goes my beauty sleep on long bus rides, and having to face another avenue of adverts after adverts!

But I have to thank it for sometimes really coming into great use. Caught the news on several occasions (once it was about the collapse at Biopolis, and I sent an SMS to stan immediately. Efficient, eh? ), as well as being able to watch programs which I would have missed since I wont be able to get home on time.
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Old November 30th, 2004, 07:26 AM   #15
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SEE! Told you it was good! But no, everyone wants to sleep. I can't sleep on buses anyways.

I only catch the news broadcasts and movie & gaming reviews. Sports and mini drama productions no thanks!
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Old November 30th, 2004, 08:18 AM   #16
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Well, its good, but not ALWAYS good! I wished they could screen MTVs like they used to last time.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 05:02 PM   #17
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Quote:
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Althought LA doesnt have public mobile TV's many private car owners have their vehicles installed with a LCD screen like on the back of the headrest so back passengers can see or on the visor. Mostly SUV's, bmw, and Mercedes have these.
The mercedes benz class S has a LCD screen on the control panel that broadcasts TV stations, the issue is that it shuts downs the screen (audio on only) when the car is moving, so the driver can only watch TV when stopped, on a red light and so.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 04:19 AM   #19
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Adelaide has a couple of test buses with television being trialed atm:



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Old December 3rd, 2004, 09:53 AM   #20
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They don't have that in Seattle....which is a good thing b/c that can get annoying. I would assume the reason for having such TV's is not for the passengers' benefits but instead used as a means of advertising.
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