chapter  13
Back to the Future: The Past and Present of Mobile TV
ByGABRIELE BALBI, BENEDETTA PRARIO
Pages 13

The aim of this chapter is to illustrate the historical developments of two technologies in Italy, namely, Araldo Telefonico in the fi rst decade of the twentieth century and mobile TV in the twenty-fi rst century. These two media may be somewhat different, on an economic and social-technological level, but they also have a common key factor: the impossibility of distinguishing between point-to-point communication and broadcasting.