Austria opens up DVB-H to new entrants

The Austrian Government has eased the introduction of DVB-H by legislation limiting the channels available to public service broadcaster ORF and opening up the market to other users.
The law, which comes in to effect on 1st August, splits the DVB-H multiplex in to two sections. The first section will feature the current terrestrial channels ORF1, ORF2 and ATV as well as other broadcasters and will be available on a subscription basis.
The second section will be made available as a “premium bouquet” with fifteen channels being offered initially, increasing to 30 later.
The new services will be on the air in time for the Euro 2008 football championships, which are being held in both Austria and Switzerland.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 31st May 2007