DVB-H makes progress

Info-TV-FM is to start cooperating with an electronics company named Vedia as it bids to launch a full mobile TV service in Poland.
According to Wirtualne Media, Vedia, in which Info-TV-FM’s owner NFI Magna Polonia has acquired an 8.64% stake, will start producing electronic devices giving access to mobile content, including TV services, in Q1 or Q2 next year. The aim will be to sell between 100,000-200,000 devices by June 2012.
DVB-H is available in a number of cities, including Poznan and Kraków, although effectively on a trial basis, with reception being free of charge.
The main obstacle to launching a full commercial operation remains the inability of Info-TV-FM to reach an agreement with the countries four mobile operators, Polkomtel, PTK Centertel, Polska Telfonia Cyfrowy and P4.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 11th October 2010