DVB-SH demonstration in Lisbon
Alcatel-Lucent and Vodafone recently demonstrated DVB-SH technology
at the Parque das Nações in Lisbon, where the informal Summit of the EU Heads of State and government took place on October 18th and 19th 2007.
The demonstration enabled representatives of the Portuguese Government and of the broadcast, telecom and media sectors to watch Euronews, RTP Mobile, SIC and TVI, in the various languages on DVB-SH handsets supplied by Sagem Mobile.
This broadcast Mobile TV first in Portugal, based on the DVB-SH standard, constitutes a recognition of the role Portugal and the Portuguese Government are playing in order to stimulate mobile communications, in particular Mobile TV, in the framework of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union.
On August 22, 2007, the Commission adopted a proposal to select systems for mobile satellite services at European level. If adopted by the European Parliament and the EU Council, this new selection mechanism will allow innovative service, such as Mobile TV based on DVB-SH in the S-Band, to develop smoothly throughout Europe as of 2009.
Item added: 7th November 2007