SK Telecom reports lackluster mobile TV sales

SK Telecom last week reported disappointing sales of handsets designed to receive digital TV signals. According to SK Telecom's mobile TV unit, TU Media, the company has sold only 24,000 TV-enabled mobile phones. SK Telecom's new service, called satellite digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB), promises to offer TV content delivered from satellites to phones and in-vehicle wireless devices. TU Media says it plans to sell 600,000 TV-enabled handsets by year's end. Mobile TV has emerged as a hot topic for debate in the wireless industry. Backers of mobile TV claim that the technology promises to help the industry boost non-voice revenues. Critics claim there is little interest in the services among consumers.

For more on SK Telecom's mobile TV initiative:
- see this story from the Asia Times

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