Germany approves plan for TV on phones

German anti-monopoly authorities have approved plans by mobile phone operators T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone to create a joint technical platform to bring television to mobile phones. The three operators will work to develop broadcasts on the new European norm Digital Video Broadcasting for Handhelds and could also buy programmes together, although they would be marketed separately. While the agreement would limit the amount of competition between operators, they are obliged to respect a number of norms so that customers can choose freely between the operators. The European Commission said in July it would include the DVB-H technology on its list of standards in order to encourage its use as a single standard across Europe.

News source: Physorg

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Ha! People think that morons with cell phones are a menace behind the wheel now! Just wait until they get to watch TV while they drive! :nuts:

Octol said,
Ha! People think that morons with cell phones are a menace behind the wheel now! Just wait until they get to watch TV while they drive! :nuts:

South Korea has had TV on their mobile phones for years now. I know this because I work for a Mobile Phone games company and we get all sorts of Korean phones in. They're leaps and bounds ahead of us in so many ways, it's scary.

Interesting...they have just said that they didn't recommend using Wi-Fi and one would assume that the German government would be the last one the list to promote and implement the latest technologies.