New European rules should stimulate Mobile TV

The European Commission has announced new rules for mobile television.  At the moment only Austria, Finland, France & Germany have regulated mobile TV services so far.  The European rules should uniform regulation for all member states.

The providers can chose themselves which channel they want to broadcast on mobile, and network infrastructure can be shared with other parties.   Member states should also have a central point of contact, and all procedures and criteria to obtain a broadcasting licence should be ‘objective, transparant and non-discriminative’.  The rules also allow to take back any mobile TV frequencies, that have not been used for a certain amount of time. 

Viviane Reding, European commissioner for Telecommunications, thinks that the new regulations will stimulate mobile TV services.

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