EC releases Study on Interoperability, Service Diversity and Business Models in Digital Br
4th March 2003
The European Commission released a Study on Interoperability, Service Diversity and Business Models in Digital Broadcasting Markets, prepared by Oxera. The primary focus of this study is to identify the ways in which interoperability could be developed in the European digital broadcasting market, and to assess options that are identified. In order to help inform Commission policy towards digital broadcasting as the sector grows and matures, the study is intended to provide the Commission with a set of policy options for
- stimulating competition in horizontal retail markets through increased interoperability
- encouraging increased take-up of related display formats, such as wide-screen; and
- addressing the barriers to the take-up of digital audio broadcasting (DAB)
The Executive Summary, (PDF, 197kB) and the Final Report (PDF, 1.1MB) are avilable for download.