Mobile TV refers to television viewing taken place on a mobile or small hand held device. It is similar to satellite TV but without the need for a satellite dish and satellite system. It is often provided free-to-air through terrestrial television channels or pay-per-view through wireless phone service. The signal is delivered by a handheld transmitter or receiver unit.
Special mobile TV transmission formats or pay-per-view can be used to receive more content. Mobile television is also referred to as “mobile TV” because it is not limited to mobile phones. Some smart phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), PDAs with built-in tuners, PDA devices and laptops are available for viewing mobile TV.
Many consumers are unaware of the many options available for viewing mobile TV. Mobile TV can be purchased separately or can become part of a subscription service. These service plans include digital TV, pay per view movies and music, DVR recordings, game shows, and news reports. Most services offer unlimited access to HDTV broadcasts.
Pay-per-view is commonly referred to as DVD or Blu-ray in the industry. Most pay-per-view services require a monthly fee to view movies and television programs on their pay-per-view service. Additional fees may apply if you want to download pay-per-view movies to your computer.
With pay-per-view, you can choose from numerous movies and pay-per-view events. Your choices include popular films, television shows, international selections, sports events, reality shows, comedy specials, documentaries and more. You can purchase the programs and pay-per-view movies you want to view at a participating movie theater. Satellite TV (which offers both pay-per-view and programming bundles) also offers a pay-per-view option to its subscribers. The programming offered by satellite TV usually includes popular movies, sports events and other entertainment. On-demand services such as Netflix and HBO provide the service of television shows and movies.
Mobile TV is similar to digital TV in some ways. A number of new digital TV products and services are being developed or are available.
Digital TV offers channels and programs that look better and more vivid on a television set than on a smaller screen. Satellite TV offers the option of watching TV on a PC or laptop. They also offer more options for recording and storing TV programs that can be watched later. Some pay-per-view services provide digital video recorders to subscribers.
Pay-per-view services typically have a monthly fee to watch their programs and events. They may also offer programs that are free to watch. When signing up for a pay-per-view service, you must have a cable or satellite TV connection and a broadband internet connection. The satellite TV channels may not work when there is a blackout.
Mobile TV is a great option to add to your entertainment mix and is a good choice for those who are on the go. Even if you do not own a TV, it is possible to watch programs in your vehicle. It is a convenient way to keep up to date with news, weather reports and local events without having to get up from your seat to watch the TV.