S Jagathrakshakan, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, has stated that the ministry is in talks with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to formulate a regulatory framework to allocate spectrum for mobile TV services, reports The Economic Times. This announcement was made by the minister in a report presented for discussion in the Lok Sabha. According to the report, the ministry has held several talks with DoT and has formulated a broad solution with certain defence related issues such as relocating Defence Services from the spectrum which is to be allocated for these services, are yet to be sorted out. The ministry has apparently now asked DoT to resolve these issues with the Ministry of Defence. Last month, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ambika Soni, has said that the Ministry could not put in place a regulatory framework for mobile TV service since there was not enough spectrum in UHF Band V (585-698 MHz), which is required for running mobile tv services. In response to a question by MPs Supriya Sule and Dr Sanjeev Ganesh Naik in the Parliament, Soni had informed that Doordarshan has been carrying out mobile television services as a pilot project in Delhi since May 2007 and Mobile TV signals can be received on DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting – Handheld) enabled mobile phones within a range of about 10 km from Akashvani Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi where the transmitter was located. She added that the transmission currently features 16 TV channels from Doordarshan including DD National, DD Sports, DD…
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