Tenders opened for potential DVB-H service in Switzerland

The Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) has announced that it will award a licence for mobile TV delivery on a criterion based competition.
An initial service must be provided for the European football Championship in the host cities of Berne, Basle, Zurich and Geneva.
The candidates will have until July 27th to submit their applications.Main selection criteria will be based on the planned coverage and rollout, concept and implementation, business and service plan, contribution to media diversity and the coherence and credibility of candidates. Whilst the use of DVB-H is not mandated for the service ComCom has recommended that DVB-H be used.
DVB-H is already being used in Austria, which is a co-host country for the Football championship.
The licence will be for 10 years and the winner will have to provide coverage to 30% of the Swiss population by the end of may 2008 and a t least 50% by the end of 2012.
Main source: BroadbandTVNews
Item added: 12th June 2007