German authorities demand DVB-H licence back

9 Oct 2008

The German mobile TV licensee Mobile 3.0 must hand its DVB-H concession back, according to the Commission for Approval and Supervision of the Media Authorities (ZAK), reports Broadband TV News. ‘We expect the Mobile 3.0 consortium to return the licences at the end of October. With a quick return there is a way for a possible restart of DVB-H,’ said ZAK chairman Henry Thomas Lang, adding, ‘Should the licence not be returned, revocation proceedings will be started.’

It was reported back in August that Mobile 3.0 was to shut down. The company was awarded a nationwide licence for the provision of DVB-H services in January this year, but subscriber take-up was low due to a lack of available handsets equipped for DVB-H reception.