The newly formed Dutch company MTVNL (Mobiele Televisie Nederland) has started the first DMB test broadcasts in the city of The Hague, the company announced. The aim is to show the feasibility of the DMB standard using DAB frequencies as an alternative to DVB-H.
In The Netherlands KPN holds the sole licence for DVB-H broadcasts after acquiring DTT platform Digitenne last year. MTVNL now wants to challenge the mobile TV monopoly of KPN and hopes to be awarded a DAB license for DMB usage. The company hope to broadcast at least six TV channels as well as digital radio stations. The Dutch government will award DAB frequencies later this year.