India: Policy for mobile TV being framed

The Indian government is in the process of formulating a policy for mobile TV through terrestrial broadcasting. According to reports, a licensing regime, on the lines of private FM radio, is being planned for mobile TV as well. The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry is actively considering the proposal.

If the proposal is cleared by the Cabinet, an auction process is expected to be initiated for spectrum allocation for mobile TV service providers. Each successful bidder would be entitled to 8 MHz of spectrum, or frequency bandwidth.