Polish Push for Mobile TV
Poland could see the launch of its first mobile TV service with electronics company Vedia and Info-TV-FM at its forefront.
Wirtualne Media is reporting that, Vedia, in which Info-TV-FM's owner NFI Magna Polonia has acquired an 8.64% stake, will start producing electronic devices giving access to mobile content.
The initial forecast suggests that these devices, which will give users access to TV services, could be on the market as early as February with 100,000-200,000 units hoping to be sold by spring 2012.
Info-TV-FM made a splash last year by beating an entourage of national mobile powerbrokers, including PTK Centertel and P4, to operate a DVB-H service in Poland.
The [DVB-H] service is now running on a trial basis in a number of Polish cities such as Kraków, with reception being free of charge.
Ironically this is the main obstacle to launching a full commercial operation with Poland's mobile operators thus far unable to reach an agreement with Info-TV-FM.