Very much hyped Mobile TV seems to be doomed. Mobile TV bubble has been busted. Consumer uptake had never met expectations for the mobile TV service. There has been very much worldwide Mobile TV subscriber uptake than projected by many. Separate mobile TV broadcasting networks seems to be doomed to demise in most markets.
DVB-H is nowadays practically useless. The most recent launches of broadcast Mobile TV in Europe show disappointing subscriber uptake so far: Switzerland, the Netherlands and Austria all report only a few thousand subscribers. Some companies operating the DVB-H networks want to kill them already, at least Digita in Finland.
Competing FLOtv that used MediaFLO technology used in USA has also failed. Qualcomm has stopped selling devices that support FLOtv. In October 2010, Qualcomm announced it was suspending new sales of the service to consumers. Consumer uptake had never met expectations for the mobile TV service the company invested hundreds of millions of dollar to create.
Nowadays there are both free and paid option or streaming or downloading video via the mobile Web and applications. There does not seem to be consumer need for the mobile TV vision the companies working on the field had few years ago in USA and in Europe.