OMVC Offers Up Tools to Speed Mobile DTV Deployments
The Open Mobile Video Coalition today announced a new set of tools that television broadcasters and handset makers can use to help increase the availability of mobile DTV services. The documents and reference guides are aimed at making it easier to determine how DTV signals will propagate and be received by devices in moving cars, and by stationary users both indoors and outdoors. Mobile DTV signals are already available from some 75 broadcasters, but few handsets are equipped to receive them. Mobile DTV is broadcast alongside standard television signals. The broadcast industry hopes that most mobile phones will eventually be equipped to receive mobile DTV signals. Mobile DTV is an alternative developed by the television industry to Qualcomm's now-defunct MediaFLO mobile television service.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.
T-Mobile to Buy Layer3 TV and Launch TV Service Next Year
T-Mobile has set its sights on the cable TV industry and hopes to disrupt that market beginning next year. The company today announced plans to acquire Layer3 TV, which already delivers internet-based television service in five markets around the country.
FCC Says Incentive Auction Reaches End Point
The FCC today said the close of the fourth stage will mark the end of bidding in the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The auction has been in progress since last May and worked its way through several stages.
FCC Sets 126 MHz Clearing Target for Reverse Auction
The FCC today announced it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz during the reverse part of the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. Television broadcasters have agreed to part with this spectrum.
T-Mobile Completes Acquisition of Layer3 TV, Preps TV Service
T-Mobile today said it has completed its acquisition of Layer3 TV, a deal originally announced late last year. T-Mobile will use Layer3 TV's technology to create and launch a new TV service that will be delivered over T-Mobile's LTE network.
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