Simavelec calls for free-to-air mobile TV services

The French consumer organisation Simavelec, which concentrates on the audiovisual sector, has called for free-to-view mobile TV rather than subscription based services.
It cites Japan and Korea’s free-to-view mobile TV service business models reported as having a penetration of 15 million users as the justification for its case and compares this to the 600,000 users in Italy and only tens of thousands in Germany and the UK for subscription models. “Pay models are a long way behind the free to air business model” it is reported as saying.
Mobile TV will be launched in France before the Olympic Games and the Euro 2008 football tournament both using DVB-H.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 27th December 2007