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Verizon Wireless Announces Mobile TV Service

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Jan 7, 2007, 5:01 PM   by (staff)

This afternoon in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless announced its new mobile TV service. Powered by Qualcomm's MediaFLO technology, it will be launched some time during the first quarter of this year. According to CEO Denny Strigl, V CAST TV will offer premiere live programming from television networks, including NBC, CBS, FOX, MTV and more. The service will be offered on two yet-to-be launched mobile phones, the Samsung U620 and the LG 9400. Both phones will have dedicated TV buttons and a landscape format, as well as gaming, GPS, external memory and more. Users will also be able to take advantage of a programming guide to navigate television and video-on-demand content. While timeshifting won't be part of the initial roll out, V CAST will shuffle the normal programming schedule, so evening shows will be available at times other than primetime. Initially, it will include east and west coast feeds, and will begin to add local programming over time. Of course, there will be a separate charge for the mobile TV service, but there is no word yet on how much that will be.



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Jan 8, 2007, 1:12 PM

TV on the vx 9900

Does any one know if there will be a software update for the 9900 to get the mobile tv or is it just these two new phones...
yes it will be
No it won't, the 9900 doesn't it have that long antenna nor a MediaFLO chipset.

Jan 7, 2007, 6:34 PM

nice for now

verizon does have a benefit here to mobile tv service but i feel not only will it confuse customers since tv isnt live on vcast but also with 2 different pricings. could have gave it another name. since this rolled out, i feel it will slow down thier rev a roll out. looking forward to sprints rev a handsets (sanyo 7600??) and wimax next year. mobile tv live is good enough on evdo for now.

depending on pricing too i feel sprint is cheaper too.

25 dollars for unlimited internet on or off opera mini browser www.opera.com , Picture Mail, Video mail, sprint tv ultimate (live tv like TLC, weather channel, and fox news, on demand shows, and 1 channel of sirius)

and now since data roaming is free, sprint has the possible largest data networ...
What are you talking about.
I have seen this technology and I personally will be getting the LG I love the screen on that phone. Vcast TV will be separate from Vcast. Our customers will be able to chose each format or both. Also the live TV signal D...

Jan 8, 2007, 1:16 AM

why another charge?

VCast should have this included... I may work for VZW but I'm still a customer who wants more out of VCast!
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