TRAI seeks comments on mobile television

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New Delhi, Sept 18 (UNI) Seeking stakeholder's comments on mobile hand held television devices, telecom regulator TRAI today released consultation paper on preferred technologies to be used for such services.

TRAI also sought views preference for satellite or terrestrial system, spectrum requirements for analogue/digital/mobile television terrestrial broadcasting.

Others issues for which comments have been sought include methodology for frequency spectrum allocation, eligibility conditions for grant of license, net worth requirements, limits for FDI and portfolio investment, tenure of license, license fee - revenue share system or any other system, and licenses on national/regional/city basis, TRAI said in a statement.

Mobile television services refer to provision of television services to subscribers for viewing on handheld or portable devices such as mobile phones.

The television content can be provided through the mobile telecommunications networks or by using the broadcasting technologies.

In India, Doordarshan has already launched its mobile TV service in Delhi on trial basis. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has sought recommendations of the TRAI on various issues relating to mobile television services, such as international practice, eligibility criteria, net-worth requirement, foreign direct and indirect investment levels, technology to be adopted, revenue sharing, entry fees, bank guarantee and spectrum to be used.

The Authority has invited all stakeholders to respond to the issues raised in this consultation paper by September 30.

UNI

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