Mobile TV takes another blow, with Spain dropping plans for adoption

Oh, mobile TV, you really are taking a beating, aren’t you? Despite hopes and promises over the last few years, nothing has really come of it but failures.

And now, Spain has abandoned plans to bring the DVB-H terrestrial mobile TV service to its citizens.

Bernardo Lorenzo, Director General of telecommunications at the Ministry of Industry, has said that if there is not an increase in demand, the government will allocate the frequencies destined for mobile TV to other services, adding that Spain does not want to become “one of the failures that have occurred in Europe”.

The Big B is referencing the fact that there have been several mobile DTV launches across Europe, none of which were successful. Ouch.

[via Broadband TV News]