Projekt DVB-H Norddeutschland




07 February 2006 -- The Hamburg Institute for New Media (HAM) today announced an excellent reponse to the call for interest in both operating and providing content for the DVB-H "Handy-TV" pilot that will precede the commerical launch of services in the northern part of Germany.

The call for interest in the use of frequencies for both DVB-H and DMB was issued in December 2005, with a closing date of February 3rd. Seven companies expressed an interest in running the DVB-H platform; fourteen broadcasters and content providers stated their wish to be present on the platform. The Director of HAM, Dr. Lothar Jene, indicated that DVB-H broadcasts should begin in Hamburg, Berlin and Hannover within the next few months.

The following companies expressed an interest in running the DVB-H platform:
-E-Plus Mobilfunk
-MFD Mobiles Fernsehen Deutschland
-NEVA Media
-O2 Germany
-T-Mobile Deutschland
-T-Systems Business Services
-Vodafone D2

The following companies expressed an interest in providing content for the DVB-H platform:
-Hamburg 1
-HSE 24
-Mobile Media on Air
-Norddeutscher Rundfunk
-Oldie 95
-Premiere Fernsehen
-ProSiebenSat.1-group with programs Sat.1, ProSieben, Kabel 1, N24, 9Live, Deutsches Wetter Fernsehen, Seven Senses
-Radio Business to Consumer
-Radio Hamburg
-RTL-group with programs RTL, Super RTL, VOX, RTL Interactive,
-n-tv, RTL II
-RTL Radio
-TIDE
-ZDF
-Truck Radio

The corresponding lists for a parallel call for interest relating to a service based on the DMB standard included four companies wishing to run the platform and four wishing to provide content.

The full press release is available in German at www.ham-online.de. (We provide an English translation here.)

 
 
   
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
   
LOCATION
 

The five Northern States (Laender) of Germany – Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein. First services are planned in the cities of Hamburg and Hannover.
Subsequently, a stepwise full service rollout is envisaged in the area formed by the five States.

 
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
 
Regulatory Bodies: The State Media Authorities – HAM, brema, LRZ, NLM, ULR
Cellular Network Operators: Vodafone, T-Mobile, E-Plus, O2
Broadcast Network Operator: T-Systems
Content Providers/Broadcasters: Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Radio Bremen et al.
Additional content providers, service providers and manufacturers are invited to join the initiative.
 
CONTACT
 
eden@ifn.ing.tu-bs.de
 
DURATION
 
Start of the demonstration phase in parallel to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany
Start of full services following this event
 
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
 
- Establish the preconditions for the commercial DVB-H introduction
- Technology verification and demonstration
- Business case verification
- Faciliate a rapid market introduction
- Provide regular services like TV programs and further audiovisual offers as of 2007
 
 
More information will follow as soon as it is available.
 
 
Information correct as of 07/02/2006
 

 

 

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