DVB-H standard selected for mobile TV
The French government has decreed that DVB-H will be the standard for mobile television in France and that DVB-SH can be used to provide complimentary coverage.
At the end of October potential service providers will be able to tender for DVB-H licences with the intention that commercial services will be launched in time for the Beijing Olympics, with full deployment by 2010.
The spectrum available for use is designated M7, and only covers 30% of the population at present. After the analogue to digital switchover it is expected that additional frequencies will be made available to extend mobile TV coverage.
Item added: 2nd October 2007