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German mobile television licenses expected this month

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2007 10:07 User comments (1)

German mobile television licenses expected this month German media authorities are expected to award a national mobile television license for the DVB-H standard by month's end.
A spokeswoman for the directors' conference of the state media authorities said interested parties, including a consortium of T-Mobile and the German units of O2 and Vodafone, have until Friday to get proposals ready. However, a decision hasn't been made yet as to whether they'll be able to compete for the license as a group.

The big rush to get a licensee in place is next year's Euro 2008 soccer championship, which will be held in Austria and Switzerland next June.

As we reported last month, DVB-H has been selected as the official standard for mobile television by the European Union. Implementation of a single standard is seen as critical for allowing European companies to be industry leaders.

Source: Reuters

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117.8.2007 16:38

We will just have to wait and see who gets the contract.

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