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TV Stations Take Aim at Cell Phones

Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 09:32 AM

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Coming soon to your cell phone: your favorite TV shows.

A report out in the New York Times reveals that a group called the Open Mobile Video Coalition has completed work on a new standard that will allow TV stations to send signals over the air directly to cell phones and other electronic devices.

At least 70 stations have signed up, and major electronics makers will produce compatible devices.

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Excerpt from the Times:

TV on the cellphone isn’t a new concept, of course. People can watch YouTube and other Web videos on some smartphones. Some carriers, like Verizon, also offer video clips on demand. This approach allows users to choose anything they want to watch, but it uses scarce capacity of the wireless data networks.

It is far more efficient to broadcast certain channels, allowing any device to tune in to a stream of programs, the way regular broadcast TV works. Qualcomm’s Flo TV uses the broadcast approach to offer about 20 linear channels for a $15 monthly fee.

The new standard would allow TV stations to have both free and paid channels aimed at mobile devices using their existing spectrum.

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