Consultation favours HD on DTT platform

High Definition TV services should start soon after ASO according to the responses to Portugal’s recent digital dividend consultation.
Reporting these findings the Broadband TV News website goes on to say that there was disagreement between respondents with some wanting any freed spectrum to be given to broadband operators and others wanting it used for HDTV.
The regulator Anacom also agrees with the consultations findings that some spectrum should be assigned for mobile TV as soon as possible, however Broadcasters came out against the use of the 790-862 MHz band for this purpose. Meanwhile the EU is working towards harmonising the services assigned in this frequency band across the whole of Europe and the usage is likely to be for low and medium power wireless services such as broadband rather than for HD DTT services.
Main source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 17th August 2009