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Canal Plus: TV channels should finance mobile TV

August 29, 2007

Television channels, and not mobile phone operators, should finance the distribution of programming on mobile phones, according to Canal Plus head Bertrand Meheut.

'TV channels should pay for the network as they already do for traditional television,’ Meheut told the Les Echos. ‘If mobile phone operators pay for the network, they will demand in exchange a substantial part of the payment made by the customer. Certain TV channels are susceptible to the siren calls of the mobile phone operators because they don’t want to pay, but they should be well aware of the risks.’

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