Media Broadcast to build DVB-H network

Germany-based broadcasting network operator Media Broadcast (formerly T-Systems Media Broadcast) has won the tender for a multiplex licence to set up an Austrian wide DVB-H network.
Media Broadcast plans to launch mobile TV services on the 1st June this year in the cities of Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Vienna where the European Football Championships matches are to be played.
DVB-H services will also be launched at the same time in other state capitals giving a total Austrian mobile TV penetration of 40%. This will increase to 55% coverage by the end of the year.
Media Broadcast are planning to offer 15 mobile TV channels (Austrian and international) and 4 Austrian mobile radio channels on the DVB-H service to mobile phones.
Austrian media minister Doris Bures said that she was happy with the KommAustra decision to award the licence and that she expects much from the launch of mobile TV service before the start of the European Football Championships in June of this year.
Source: Telecom Paper
Item added: 4th March 2008