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AT&T buys mediaFLO

AT&T paid Qualcomm $1.93B for MediaFLO to get their licenses for the 700MHz spectrum.

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Open Mobile Video Coalition doubles membership

The OMVC adds a number of new members: Cox Television, The Dispatch Broadcast Group, Freedom Broadcasting, LIN TV Group, Meredith Corp., Media General, Post-Newsweek Stations, Raycom Media, Schurz Communications, and the Association of Public Television Stations. Hilarity ensues. From the OMVC mission: “To accelerate the development of mobile digital broadcast television, and capture the full […]

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Google’s thoughts on 700MHz

This is a big deal. From Google Public Policy: “Too much is at stake for the federal government to let that happen. Late yesterday, we filed a letter urging the FCC to take concrete steps to make sure that regardless of who wins the spectrum at auction, consumers’ interests are best served. We believe that […]

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Mobile TV advances

From Businessweek: “Today, 5.3 million U.S. wireless subscribers pay for video–just 2.5 percent of all U.S. cell-phone users. Using UHF signal means “we don’t have to burden the 3G networks,” says Gina Lombardi, president of MediaFlo USA. It also means just 0.4 percent of mobile devices sold worldwide can pick up the broadcasts. But that […]

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ATSC-M/H: Do what?

I read this yesterday but just couldn’t believe it. But its still here today so I guess I will log it. The ATSC (Advance Television Systems Committee) announced it would come up with a standard for mobile TV signal distribution. From the press release: “The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has launched the process to […]

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Verizon will use MediaFLO

From Daily Wireless: “Verizon Wireless will begin offering mobile television on March 1, according to coverage maps on the carrier’s Web site, reports RCR News. The carrier is using Qualcomm’s MediaFLO for the service. Cingular also announced it will use MediaFLO for mobile TV, and is expected to launch commercial service later this year. Last […]

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AT&T picks MediaFLO

I expect all things mobile are going to come back into the spot light this year. AT&T with its newly acquired BellSouth/Cingular will probably lead the way. From the press release: “MediaFLO USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, and Cingular, the new wireless unit of AT&T, today announced they signed a definitive […]

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World Cup 2006 Technology Overview

Daily Wireless has a huge post, even for them, of all things tech at the World Cup. Go read the whole thing! From the post: “The 2006 World Cup is – itself – a logistical record-breaker. The complex voice and data networking, the production of global television and the cellular engineering could be said to […]

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Qualcomm Universal Broadcast Modem

From MocoNews, Qualcomm has developed a multi-standard chip for mobile TV. From MocoNews: “This is a shocker: Qualcomm, which has plunked down $800 million in developing and pushing its own mobile TV format (MediaFlo), has also launched a single-chip Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution, supporting all of the three main mobile broadcast standards. It integrates/supports […]

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Hello Hiwire

Following up on this post about Aloha Partners, RCR News today covers the creation of a new subsidiary called Hiwire. Hiwire will compete with MediaFLO and Modeo. From the article: “Aloha Partners, backed by several wealthy investors with histories in cable and wireless infrastructure, has been buying 700 MHz spectrum (TV channels 54 and 59) […]

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