MOBILE PHONES TO RECEIVE FULL SATELLITE TV ACCESS.
MOBILE PHONES TO RECEIVE FULL SATELLITE TV ACCESS and it will be Pan-European to boot.
By the end of 2009 satellite TV will be in full swing and no longer a pipe dream to those with mobile phones, or high speed internet connections. The new licencing laws will allow all members of the twenty seven partners of the E.U. to get one single licence and be able to show their channels.
The European Commissioner for telecommunications Viviane Reding said their would be intense competition for the licences. Applications are being logged as you read.
Approval has already been granted by the European Parliament and EU members. Each member has to satisfy the criteria of; their member state has at least 50% coverage and their satellite coverage must cover at least 60%.
This scheme may well be a step in the right direction to break down the invisible barriers that block full access to European TV,(legally) but the licences granted do not cover your TV in the sitting room, YET! they are only granted for mobile type receivers which can encompass quite a few pieces of electronic equipment except what we all want; ie; your sitting room TV. How crazy is that ? So it looks more and more likely that the British viewer is being railroaded into buying that monster monitor which are likely to come out to view Pan-European TV programming. Sitting room "Media Centre", here we come!
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