About 45 percent of all South Koreans subscribe to mobile TV services. Satellite DMB operator TU Media has seen its subscriber base exceed 2 million, four years after the company launched its services. Furthermore, some 20 million DMB devices, including mobile phones, have been sold as at end-May, news agency Yonhap reports.
These numbers suggest that 45 percent of Korea’s population are using mobile TV services. There are currently five DMB operators, including four TV broadcasters, which provide free services. SK Telecom’s TU Media is the only satellite DMB operator and charges under USD 4 per month for access to 21 channels.