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Verizon Considering DVB-H for Live TV

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Oct 5, 2005, 1:55 PM   by (staff)

An analyst citing insider sources claimed this week that Verizon Wireless has chosen Crown Castle's forthcoming DVB-H network to offer live TV service early next year. Crown Castle owns over 10,000 tower sites nationwide, as well as 5 MHz of national spectrum near 1670 MHz for the service. Crown Castle and Nokia have already conducted a successful trial of the technology in Pittsburgh, and expect to launch in up to 30 markets within two years. The service will reportedly offer up to 16 channels of live video at 20 frames per second. Verizon's VCast video service currently offers only prerecorded clips - not live TV - due to spectrum and capacity concerns. Both VCast and Crown Castle's service are based on Microsoft's Windows Media technology. Verizon choosing DVB-H could be a major blow for Qualcomm's competing MediaFLO offering.

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I think I'll wait until the press release MediaGuru Oct 10, 2005, 12:04 PM
Cingular already has live TV... jinx7676 Oct 6, 2005, 8:12 PM
I am sick of Verizon always relying on other companies tomorrowfactory Oct 5, 2005, 7:31 PM
New Phones? mbcab08 Oct 5, 2005, 6:36 PM
  • Re: New Phones? by Ludio   Oct 5, 2005, 6:42 PM
  • Yes by Rich Brome   Oct 5, 2005, 9:09 PM
    • Re: Yes by mbcab08   Oct 6, 2005, 1:29 PM
      • Huh? by Rich Brome   Oct 6, 2005, 2:08 PM
Crown Castle thatchman1 Oct 5, 2005, 4:07 PM
MediaFlo KevC84 Oct 5, 2005, 4:21 PM
Cool. RUFF1415 Oct 5, 2005, 3:28 PM
  • Re: Cool. by SForsyth01   Oct 5, 2005, 3:50 PM
 
 
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