Roadmap to DVB-H Services in Northern Germany Announced


The Media Authorities of five North German Länder last week announced their intention to work together towards the introduction of DVB-H services and published a paper supporting that position. The paper, titled Projekt DVB-H Norddeutschland, expresses their intent to smooth the way for the introduction of “Handy-TV” and to facilitate a rapid market introduction. It is hoped to fully test the technology with trial broadcasts during the 2006 World Cup Finals followed by the launch of regular services in 2007.

The project grouping comprises the media authorities from the following states:  Bremen , Hamburg , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein. A press release including the text of the position paper is available here: (in German only)