Radio: TV In Europe

In London last week, 20 diplomats and television experts from Britain, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg tried to agree on uniform TV standards for Western Europe. After two days of polite wrangling they decided to try again next month in Paris.

One large obstacle to European agreement was shrewd, stubborn Vladimir Porché, director general of state-owned Radio Diffusion Française, who is determinedly plugging France's new 819-line system* as the European standard. Porché has already put up a TV transmitter in Vatican City and plans to spot TV sets in Roman theaters and public...

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