Telegent Systems, the company that makes single-chip mobile TV solutions, has announced that it has been selected by Shenzhen ZTE Mobile Telecom to provide its free-to-air mobile TV solution for selected ZTE mobile handsets sold worldwide. Under the agreement, Telegent will be the exclusive supplier for the free-to-air mobile TV feature for a period of two years.
Telegent’s mobile TV solution enables consumers to receive local broadcast channels. For operators, free-to-air TV handsets provide access to the most popular content without requiring any investment in new standards, infrastructure or programming. Telegent’s solutions are currently available in more than 80 handset models worldwide sold in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and Africa.
“The TV feature is experiencing rapid adoption in the handset market, particularly in countries where television is the primary source of news and information,” said Weijie Yun, president and CEO of Telegent Systems in a prepared statement. “Our alliance with ZTE Mobile Telecom brings together best-of-breed mobile TV technology with a world-class telecommunications leader and allows both of our organizations to capitalize on this phenomenon.”