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Smart MyTV Service gets Suspended

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Last April 1, Smart’s digital mobile TV was suspended indefinitely as its permit to broadcast has expired. It has been close to 3 years since Smart MyTV was launched back in July 2007.

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Smart has not yet officially announced the service cancellation but mobile subscribers are already receiving text messages early this week.

Smart Mytv • Smart Mytv Service Gets Suspended

Apparently, Smart MyTV has been running on a demo permit (likely from the NTC) which expired last March 31, 2010. It’s not yet sure if Smart has applied for extension of this permit but for the last 3 years, subscribers have been getting the service for free.

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msp marketing
10 years ago

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kyflo
kyflo
11 years ago

To yuga and all the people who commented here :

DVB-H will not be available in the Philippines anymore because it will be replaced with 1seg.

NTC adopted the Japanese ISDB-T standard for DTV transmissions in the Philippines.

1seg uses unused segments of an ISDB-T UHF transmitter.
A Digital UHF transmitter is divided to 13 segments.
12 segments for an HD channel or for 4 SD channels leaving 1 segment.
The best of 1seg is channels are free, no need for a separate transmitter (unlike DVB-H), stronger coverage area.

Sad thing is, there are no 1seg phones available yet in the Philippines unless if you buy 1seg phones or the PSP 1seg tuner from Japan.

There are 2 1seg channels for now.
GEM HD
NBN
and ABS-CBN will launch hopefully by this month.

If you are a bit confused then try go to
www.dibeg.org for you to be familiar with the ISDB-T system

Oinky
Oinky
11 years ago

May nasagap akong DVB-H Transmission. Yung RMN Platform. Ang napapanood ko lang ay yung Window Shopping. Di ako maka-subscribe sa mga locked channels. May NBA ba dun? Thanks

Oinky
Oinky
11 years ago

Wala na atang plano ang Smart. Matatapos na ang NBA Finals, bad trip.

Chi
Chi
11 years ago

Any updates kung kelan po babalik ang service? :(

gary
gary
12 years ago

Sana ma ibalik ng smart yun tv service. Hindi naman sila lugi dito as they are just optimizing their existing facilities. yes NBA and i was hoping meron sila live feed sa boxing this sunday. Sa tv out ng fone ko then in to car video monitor.

Oinky
Oinky
12 years ago

Waah matatapos na yung NBA Playoffs wala pa rin. Bad trip.

jay
jay
12 years ago

kaya pala, akala ko sira na yung phone ko. sana maibalik na to, lalo na yung sa news kailangan ko while im on the road

Chi
Chi
12 years ago

Any updates po? May balita po ba kung kelan babalik? :D

Chi
Chi
12 years ago

Ah. I thought, (dahil free trial ito before), na-enforce na nila na may charge at need mo muna magbayad bago makapanood.

Oinky
Oinky
12 years ago

@daddy joey,

Parang ganun na nga!

daddy joey
12 years ago

lugi? :)

Oinky
Oinky
12 years ago

arthur,

If you’re using an N96 unit just like mine, you can connect the phone’s TV out into Television’s AV In. That is what I am doing until the service cut off. Unfortunately, the NBA Playoffs is fast approaching. Damn SMART, do something about it!!!

The Teknisyan
12 years ago

I think Philippines is not yet ready for this kind of technology, Even if we are it should appeal for the mass market.

loadex
loadex
12 years ago

maybe having the license to have a satellite TV (Cignal) made Smart suspended this service.. until such time the service will be profitable.

Adrian
12 years ago

aw. uu nga natural death.

arthur
12 years ago

it is a natural death it seems. who would really watch tv in such a cramped device. try doing it and you’ll soon suffer arm or back ache.
it is really better to watch tv with at least 14inches of screen on a tabletop rather than in your hands.

MobilePinas
12 years ago

Sad to hear that news. I’m actually a subscriber of that service.

herbert
12 years ago

Permit from where?

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