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Europe Selects Mobile TV Standard

It comes as no shock or surprise, but the European Commission has confirmed the selection of DVB-H as the standard for mobile television throughout thecontinent.   EU Commissioner Viviane Reding had announced as much back in July, although the decision was subject to confirmation, which has now arrived.   The Mobile DTV Alliance wasformed in 2006 by Nokia, which helped develop DVB-H, along with Intel, Motorola,Modeo and Texas Instruments.   “EU member states endorsed the Commission’s three-pillar strategy presented inJuly, putting in place a joint approach to licensing mobile TV to accelerate rollout of services and encourage innovative business models," the EU said in a statement.