Doordarshan pushes DVB-H

Broadcast Engineering reports that Doordarshan, the state operated Broadcaster, will once more launch a DVB-H service. The previous 2007 pilot was stalled due to a lack of DVB-H enabled handsets.
The plan is to roll out DVB-H services in 17 cities across India and specifies a five-phase rollout, starting with the metro railways. 16 channels of programming will be on offer, 12 from private partners.
Doordarshan will be responsible for the transmission towers, power supplies and spectrum whilst the private partners will be responsible for content aggregation, marketing, operation and maintenance as well as transmitters, antennas and associated mobile TV infrastructure.
Source: Broadcast Engineering
Item added: 24th August 2009