The German Federal Cartel Office approves mobile television broadcasting cooperation subject to commitments (T-Mobile/Vodafone/O2)

Background The market for mobile television is still at an early stage of the development. In Germany, different mobile TV standards have undergone test phases but until now no German-wide system is in operation. Already in 2006, three major mobile phone network operators T-Mobile, T-Vodafone and O2 entered into pre-notification discussions with the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) about the establishment of a joint venture to create and operate a mobile television broadcasting platform based on the DVB-H standard (digital video broadcasting - handheld). The object of the joint venture is to provide services in relation to the production and transmission of TV signals, and to purchase programme content for mobile TV. The marketing of mobile TV to end customers is outside the scope of the

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  • Blomstein (Berlin)

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Max Klasse, The German Federal Cartel Office approves mobile television broadcasting cooperation subject to commitments (T-Mobile/Vodafone/O2), 29 October 2007, e-Competitions Mergers & Joint ventures, Art. N° 22565

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