FLO TV Preps for Major Expansion On June 12
Today Qualcomm announced that its MediaFLO mobile television network will go live in more markets on June 12 when the transition to DTV is takes place. Fifteen new markets will go live immediately, including major cities such as Boston, Houston, Miami and San Francisco. The remaining 24 markets will go live throughout the rest of the year. According to Qualcomm, when all these markets are live, MediaFLO will cover some 200 million people in 100 markets across the country. Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless use MediaFLO to provide live television content to their subscribers.
Facebook Talks Up Live Audio
Facebook today launched Live Audio, a way for people to share a live audio feed with followers. Facebook imagines the tool will be used by content creators to share interviews, read books, or broadcast podcasts.
Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance.
YouTube Live Streaming from Mobile Devices Coming Soon
YouTube today said users will soon be able to stream video live from their mobile phones. The video site already supports live streaming from PCs, and YouTube first promised to bring live streaming to phones last summer.
YouTube TV Goes Live In Several Markets
YouTube today launched its YouTube TV service in five major U.S. markets: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.