With a roster of heavy-hitters that already
included Sony Ericsson
Motorola and Intel, the DVB-H alliance was quickly shaping up as the 800-pound gorilla of the mobile media world. Now
that Microsoft has signed on, we assume that it's pretty much game over for just about any other video-on-the-go
standard. Of course, given that Windows Media technology has already been used by companies like Modeo in DVB-H trials,
Microsoft's support should come as no surprise. But as Modeo president Michael Schueppert says, Microsoft's clout will
"accelerate the introduction of mobile digital television based on DVB-H into cell phones, PDAs, laptops and
portable media players." Indeed.