Reuters reports DVB-H will be the EU's standard for mobile television broadcasting.
"DVB-H will be published by the Commission in the list of official EU standards," the EU's executive said in a statement.
"As a result, all EU Member States will have to support and encourage the use of DVB-H for the launch of mobile TV services, thus avoiding market fragmentation and allowing economies of scale and accordingly affordable services and devices," it said.
Some EU states, led by Britain, Germany and the Netherlands opposed the move. But a Commission official said they did not gather enough support to block it at a meeting of EU telecoms ministers on Thursday.