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DVB-H becomes official EU mobile TV standard - for now

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 29 Nov 2007 21:25 User comments (5)

DVB-H becomes official EU mobile TV standard - for now Despite an announcement on Thursday by the European Commision that the E.U.'s official standard for mobile telivision will be DVB-H, not every member state is happy about the decision. In fact some countries hope to organize a 2/3 majority to Block the standard's adoption.
In a statement, the commission said "DVB-H will be published by the Commission in the list of official EU standards," and "As a result, all EU Member States will have to support and encourage the use of DVB-H for the launch of mobile TV services, thus avoiding market fragmentation and allowing economies of scale and accordingly affordable services and devices,"

"It is premature to consider intervening in the market for mobile TV," British Minister of State for Competitiveness Stephen Timms said in a statement. "All current competing standards should be listed (by the EU), not just DVB-H." In addition to Britain, Germany and the Netherlands also opposed the decision.

Source: Reuters

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5 user comments

130.11.2007 3:12

www.mazingo.tv to release their DVB-H TV + GSM Mobilephone handset in Q1 2008.

230.11.2007 13:01

General REader's Warning
DXR-88 Extreme rampent Mode
MAy cause loss of braincells






Jesus save us all T.V. on your phone just what we need. its so Pointless it aint funny. why, my phone dosent even work right i make dropped calls all the time. why do these MORONS have to Make everything all in one Devices its a phone you call people on it. not watch tv. not lisen to the radio. not to play mp3. not to take pictures of your scrotum sack while you on the TOilet. not to check your email not to send that pictured of you sack to your freinds.

It does all these things but, can i make a phone call on it with crystal clear reception and no dropped calls "hell No" sure cant that be to easy now wouldent. i swear SIgh

31.12.2007 16:22

Wow, what amazing technology: Why not drop a cell phone into our 106cm plasmas/lcds. Walk around the house a few times with it to get a good reception, call your friends and tell them how terrific it is to be able to watch tv and talk on the phone at the same time.

Sure beats walking around with a cell phone tryinmg to get reception on your 50mm lcd display panel that you can't actually see because it is too sunny etc.

Maybe it is time for a reality check, technology is great, but that doesn't always make for "great technology".

41.12.2007 21:25

Originally posted by DXR88:
General REader's Warning
DXR-88 Extreme rampent Mode
MAy cause loss of braincells






Jesus save us all T.V. on your phone just what we need. its so Pointless it aint funny. why, my phone dosent even work right i make dropped calls all the time. why do these MORONS have to Make everything all in one Devices its a phone you call people on it. not watch tv. not lisen to the radio. not to play mp3. not to take pictures of your scrotum sack while you on the TOilet. not to check your email not to send that pictured of you sack to your freinds.

It does all these things but, can i make a phone call on it with crystal clear reception and no dropped calls "hell No" sure cant that be to easy now wouldent. i swear SIgh


I agree with you 100%. I know i have been one of the consistent suckers of this new technology in phones. But T.V on a phone sucks period. Until they build this phones with a solid interface and solid tuner with great reception all the way around phone calls and T.V wise i dont see the point of setting a standard when its going to be crappy. Why dont they just create phones that can receive reception from anywhere rather then just being in the general area of cell towers. Thats where the money is. If you can make a solid phone and build around that you got my business everytime.

521.12.2007 21:41

Mobile tv is only at the start of their production and it will be awhile before it becomes a real standard of tv viewing.

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