Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mobile TV License in Germany Awarded to T-Systems

Screen Digest reports that T-Systems Media & Broadcast (TSMB), a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has received a license to broadcast DVB-H in the UHF frequency band from the German Federal Network Agency.

TSMB plans to start the commercial mobile TV service in spring 2008 in Hanover, and expand to the capitals of the 15 federal states by the end of 2008. According to the license terms, the broadcaster is expected to cover 90 per cent of the German population by 2015. Additional mobile TV broadcasting licenses will be awarded in Germany by the end of this year.

1 comment:

Laurent Le Bourhis said...

This is seen as a bad move for German MNOs that were competing for the license.

Moreover, the OMA BCast standard that was driven by BMCO for the German market is suffering from the uncertainties of not being used in Germany...

I believe we'll see how everybody react during the next OMA Test fest.