Cellphone makers and mobile operators alike are keen to tap the potentially lucrative market in phones that receive television, but the take-up of services has been held back by fragmentation of the technologies on offer.
There are half a dozen competing systems.
Finland's Nokia and many other European industry players favor the home-grown DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld) standard for their mobile phones, but competing technologies, including DMB and MediaFlo, have gained ground over recent months due to slow rollout of DVB-H networks.
Nokia said it and Samsung plan to make their DVB-H mobiles work with the same standards as the Nokia network services system.
They would work on using the OMA BCAST standard for mobile operators, the statement said.