T-DMB will be made available across South Korea starting in the first half of this year, according to Arirang News. The service was launched by Korean broadcasters in late 2005, mainly in the Seoul metropolitan area. Through it, a number of TV channels can be viewed on mobile phones and other hand-held devices from manufacturers such as Samsung and LG. The Information and Communication Ministry has said more regional broadcasters to offer T-DMB services will be selected in February. The expanded service will be offered in major cities starting in March and branch out nationwide by the end of June. Last year almost three million T-DMB handsets were sold in Korea. The country is the first to have deployed a commercial T-DMB service, last year a 4-channel TV service on T-DMB was launched in Germany.
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