Telecom Italia to launch DVB-H services in June

Telecom Italia announced recently that it will start selling mobile broadcast services using DVB-H in June. The handsets will be supplied by South Korean company Samsung.
TV programmes from Canale 5, Retequattro, Italia Uno, LA7 and MTV Italia, plus Serie A TIM and Champions League fotball matches will be available live to subscribers using the Samsung SGH-P290 handset.
The units will also allow access to UMTS services as well as make calls and access content using 3G.
The company expects to achieve a service coverage of 75% of the population by the end of the year and predicts 1 million subscribers by the end of 2008.
Source: TotalTelecom
Item added: 1st May 2006