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.
NAB Sues FCC Over Reverse Auction Rules
The National Association of Broadcasters today asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to help it challenge some of the rules set by the FCC for the forthcoming reverse spectrum auction.
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.
FCC Fines AT&T $640,000 Over License Infractions
The FCC today said it plans to fine AT&T $640,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
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