Mobile TV Technology Takes Advantage Of Local Broadcasts
Jan 4, 2007, 2:00 PM by (staff)
Samsung will demonstrate a new mobile TV technology that will allow local broadcasters to beam programming to cell phones as well as televisions at CES. Broadcasters would need to send a separate signal for the phones, but would be able to use their current digital spectrum to do so. Currently mobile TV solutions like MediaFLO and Modeo that broadcast TV over a dedicated network also require dedicated spectrum. Samsung has integrated the technology to receive these broadcasts into sample handsets for the demonstration. The technology will need to be approved and adopted by broadcasters before similar handsets will be available for sale.
Google Home's Broadcast Feature Goes Live
Nov 13, 2017
Google today enabled the broadcast feature on Google Home devices in English in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada. Now, people with Google Home devices in their house can broadcast announcements or statements from their phone-based Google Assistant to their Home device.
Facebook Expands Live Video to All US iPhone Owners
Jan 28, 2016
Facebook today increased the set of people able to make use of its live video feature to all iPhone owners in the U.S. Facebook first tested the service with celebrities and public figures before expanding to a small set of iPhone users back in December.
WeBoost, SureCall Roll Out In-Home Signal Boosters
Jan 6, 2016
WeBoost and SureCall both used CES as an opportunity to show off new cell signal boosters. Both products work in a similar fashion: they collect cell signals from nearby cell towers, amplify them, and rebroadcast them within the home to improve coverage and signal strength.
Facebook Live to Reach Android Phones This Week
Feb 26, 2016
Facebook today said it is expanded the availability of its Facebook Live video feature to people who use Android devices. Until now, the feature had been restricted to Apple iPhones.
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