DVB-H in the Paris subway
A month after the first tests of DVB-H in the Paris subway, further tests were made between the Assemblee National and Concorde stations and shown to the Minister delegate to industry, Francois Loos.
The tests, which were successful, made possible the reception of Eurosport, France 2, I-TV, M6 Musique and Europe 2 on the moving underground train.
DVB-H technology for the delivery of TV to mobile/portable handheld devices has been selected for use in France over other competing standards and the modified law, allowing mobile TV, will be adopted in the French Senate in January 2007. This will make it possible to launch the first commercial service in time for the Rugby World Cup, which takes place in September and October 2007. TDF plan to cover 70-80% of the population in the main 100 urban areas of France amounting to 30% of the population.
Item added: 12th December 2006