EU backs standard for mobile TV

European officials have backed a single standard for the rollout of mobile TV services across Europe.

Telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has called on member states to roll out services using the DVB-H standard "as quickly as possible".

Some key players have questioned why Brussels rather than the market is deciding what the standard should be.

And analysts warn it could see the UK fall behind unless regulatory issues are ironed out.

Mobile TV services, which allow news, sports and other programmes to be broadcast directly to handsets, have begun rolling out around the world.

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"Some key players have questioned why Brussels rather than the market is deciding what the standard should be."
Someone once said "Give them an inch and the will take a mile" (or something to that effect).

Watch the EU turn into an authoritarian / socialist regime. Soon there will be no 'countries' left in Europe- they will all be provinces of a government soon. The warning cries abound. Hail the New World Order.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled liberal drivel.

ROFLMAO...
that was hilarous, thanks...
but i guess for example france, germany and UK and all scandinavian countries would be like, kiss our a**es

wooot... paranoia ftw...

Glassed Silver:mac

wow, if not producers of devices force us to have a break in technology we do it ourselfes...
riiiiiidiculouuuuuuuus.... how long can it take... pffft...

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