So much for consultation
The EU enabled consultation between interested parties (the European Mobile Broadcasting Council) during last year, which brought together the mobile telcos and broadcasters from all over the EU for rounds of discussion and debate. The conclusion was that the EU should specifically not interfere with the mobile TV market, nor stipulate a particular technology platform. It seems strange that the Commission should ignore the good advice of so many well informed people. In any event I expect that any sensible mobile TV operator (incumbent or new entrant) will choose the technology that's right for their business, and not the (partisan?) choice of Ms. Redding.