Vodafone has become the first Europeam carrier to run a live LTE test of LTE Broadcast. The trial took place on Saturday at the Borussia Mönchengladbach stadium for the club’s match against 1899 Hoffenheim.
With the launch of Orange LTE network in Switzerland, the operator is bundling Zattoo Live TV with its data packages with the premium Zattoo HiQ as an option.
Ericsson has launched a new end-to-end broadcast solution that will deliver video over mobile networks, addressing the demand for TV Anywhere services.
It is unlikely that there will be any broadcasts of TV over LTE networks in Germany.
Dutch cable operators Ziggo and UPC have pulled out of the LTE spectrum auction because the price was getting too high.
The SD versions of Belgian broadcaster VRT Een and Canvas will switch to MPEG-4 on the Astra satellite position of 19.2 degrees east on January 1, 2013. The HD versions of the channels are available on Astra at 23.5 degrees East.
Cable Europe has questioned the latest draft of the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) saying that it leaves open key questions on the coexistence on new services.
Cable Europe has said today that the latest research into the use of LTE technology points to a new risk for interference as moves to allocate new spectrum continue to be debated.
The European Commission has signaled a change of emphasis on its attitude to interference issues involving LTE broadband and TV reception, writes Julian Clover.
Dutch cable operators Ziggo and UPC are among the recipients of the new 2.6 GHz licences for mobile broadband services.