Slimmed down DVB-H proposed by TDF

The French transmitter company TDF has proposed a slimmed down version of the proposed DVB-H mobile TV service. At the moment, broadcasters and mobile operators are stuck in a gridlock over the business model according to Broadband TV News. The disagreement is said to be about the division of the costs. TDF will finance the DVB-H transmitter network and pay part of the transmission costs and it has invited all parties involved, Orange, NextRadioTV (BFM TV) and Lagardère Active (Virgin 17) to begin talks on outstanding issues.
In the slimmed down plan it is proposed to launch services in Paris and five other cities instead of covering the fifteen cities stated by CSA as part of the mobile licence conditions.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 2nd February 2009