DStv Mobile to support Android and Nokia soon

DStv Mobile has announced that their “Android and Nokia applications” will be available near the commercial launch of their DVB-H service

January 21, 2011
DStv Mobile to support Android and Nokia soon

A recent update on DStv Mobile’s Twitter account revealed that the mobile broadcaster is planning an April 2011 launch for their “Android and Nokia” applications.

MultiChoice launched two mobile TV services last year. One is a streaming service over Vodacom’s 3G network while the other is a broadcast service over a DVB-H network.

The applications announced in DStv Mobile’s latest tweet seem to be for the DVB-H broadcasting service, as MultiChoice said last year that such applications were in development.

The purpose of the applications would be to interface with MultiChoice’s “Drifta” device which costs around R600 at retail.

The Drifta is capable of receiving MultiChoice’s DVB-H broadcasts and sending it to connected devices over a Wi-Fi connection.

Currently the Drifta only supports Windows PCs and Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

It is unclear what the minimum hardware requirements are for Android or Symbian devices to run the DStv Mobile application, but given the broadcast resolution it would be fair to assume a minimum display resolution of 320×240 as a requirement.

DStv Mobile’s DVB-H broadcasting service is due for commercial launch on 1 April 2011 at a cost of R36 per month. Until that date, the service is available without subscription fees to those with supported DVB-H devices.

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