Info-TV-FM is to start cooperating with an electronics company named Vedia as it bids to launch a full mobile TV service in Poland.
According to Wirtualne Media, 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, including TV services, in Q1 or Q2 next year. The aim will be to sell between 100,000-200,000 such devices by June 2012.
Info-TV-FM won a tender last year to operate a DVB-H service in Poland, beating off a rival bid from a consortium made up of the country’s four mobile operators Polkomtel, PTK Centertel, Polska Telfonia Cyfrowy and P4.
This is now available in a number of cities, including Poznan and Kraków, though effectively on a trial basis, with reception being free of charge.
The main obstacle to launching a full commercial operation remains the inability of Info-TV-FM to reach an agreement with the four mobile operators.