Public Version of Television Database To Be Launched
[Satellite Today – 4-1-08] A public version of a TV database providing basic data on all the TV channels in the European Union and its two candidate will be launched in April, the European Audiovisual Observatory said April 1.
The database, dubbed Mavise, is intended to serve as a research tool for satellite operators and television companies and will contain free information as well as a pay section
“The Mavise project, which will last five years, will enable the observatory to strengthen its expertise and services in the field of television,” Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, said in a statement. “It is mainly a project forming part of a service contract for the European Commission, but we are pleased that it will also result in an additional service, which we hope will be useful for both professionals and the public at large.”