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Bridge Networks Plans DVB-H Trials in Sydney Australia

Bridge Networks said it has obtained approval from the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) to conduct a trial of DVB-H technology in Sydney, Australia in early 2005.

, said, "Bridge Networks is very excited to be trialling DVB-H technology for the very first time in Australia," said Darren Kirsop-Frearson, Managing Director of The Bridge Networks. "This is a most exciting broadcasting development and a true convergence of the broadcast and telecommunication industries. The introduction of DVB-H means that consumers can watch, listen and play exactly what they want--wherever they want--and on a variety of devices."

The trial will be conducted under a scientific transmission license and will broadcast on UHF channel 29 from Sydney's Gore Hill to handsets employing the Symbian operating system. Transmission testing will use equipment from German manufacturer AdCoCom.

For information on the tests, see the Digital Broadcasting Australia article Approval for first DVB-H trial in Sydney and the DVB news storyDVB-H Trials Planned for Australia. For more information on DVB-H trials in the U.S and other countries, see RF Report for September 20, 2004. For information on the DVB-H standard, see RF Report for June 22, 2004.