Views sought on Hong Kong mobile TV

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority has launched its second consultation on the development of mobile television services in Hong Kong. It proposes to allocate one multiplex in the UHF Band and two multiplexes in Band III for deployment of broadcast-type mobile TV services.

For the allocation of the multiplexes in UHF Band and Band III, it proposes to adopt a pro-mobile TV approach. At least 50 per cent of the transmission capacity should be used to carry mobile TV content, while the remainder can be used to provide other ancillary services.

To give operators flexibility the 50 per cent mandatory percentage of transmission capacity dedicated for mobile TV content will be subject to review five years after the service launch.

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