TDF offers to pay for mobile TV network

The French transmission company TDF has made a proposal to finance the roll out of a mobile TV network and cover the costs of broadcasting during the start up phase, according to reports attributed to Les Echos.
TDF plans to set up a separate company to provide DVB-H services to 17% of the population and if the service becomes popular to extend it further with the channels provided paying part of the broadcasting cost.
CSA had previously awarded licences to broadcast 13 mobile TV channels but mobile operators and CSA have so far been un willing to pay for the cost of the transmission network necessary to broadcast these service.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 19th October 2009