An interesting story of a mobile DTV battle overseas.Japan’s Mobile TV Battlehttp://www.techalps.com/wireless/jap...tv-battle.html
MediaFLO is failing here, but Japan is a very different market. Mobile DTV is already widespread in Japan as part of the ISDB-T standard which includes 1-seg for mobile.
However, ISDB-Tmm vs. MediaFLO are competing for (apparently) dedicated mobile RF channels (with multiple programs) in the upper VHF band (4-12 in Japan), that are being vacated when analog TV is shut-down next July.
I know that VHF isn't exactly preferred due to antenna concerns here and MediaFLO is UHF here, so it will be interesting to see how these perform on upper VHF for mobile devices in urban Japan.
Note that South Korea's MDTV standard (T-DMB) is also on upper VHF.