UTECA lobbies on mobile TV
Spanish private TV association UTECA formed by TV channels Antenna 3, Tele5, Cuatro, La Sexta, Net TV and Veo TV has urged the government to grant them seven nationwide mobile TV channels. The multiplex would be specifically reserved for mobile TV and would include a slot for RTVE.
The Government has produced a draft bill, which makes a definite distinction between those operating the network which will be open to public tender and the TV operators who will only need administrative authorisation.
In the next few months it is expected that the Government will pave the way for the development of mobile TV, which is likely to come into operation at the beginning of 2008. At present DVB-H test transmissions are taking place in many parts of Spain.
Item added: 3rd July 2007