Still more DVB-H services for Germany

German mobile TV operator MFD and NEVA Media have set up a joint venture to run mobile TV services in Germany and applied for licences. The former competitors plan to launch a mobile TV service in 2008 if their applications are successful.
A decision on the licence award is expected from the state media authority before the end of 2007.
MFD already have a nationwide licence to provide services via the DAB based DMB standard but the recent EU announcement backing a single European mobile standard using DVB-H may cause problems to its long-term availability.
Main source: Telecompaper
Item added: 14th August 2007