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In What Appears To Be A Master Stroke, Hutchinson Whampoa Buys Italy’s Canale 7 National TV Broadcaster And Thus Its Own DVB-H Mobile TV Platform
Philip M. Stone December 1, 2005
As a regional broadcaster Canale 7 hardly showed on the ratings scene, out powered by multi-channel programming from state broadcaster RAI and from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s family-run Mediaset empire. But there was a hidden attribute to Canale 7 – it owned a national digital terrestrial TV license – exactly what a mobile telephone operator could do with as its plans introduction of digital video broadcast -- handheld (DVD-H) to mobile phones via signals from television transmitters. available for restricted access.
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