Free TV on Cell Phones May Be On the Way
Will popular television shows soon be downloadable to mobile phones? That’s the direction television content is going, according to a story Thursday in USA Today.
According to the piece, several broadcasting companies, including Sinclair Broadcast Group and Ion Media Network, are eyeing making television content available on mobile phones, via television tuners. Other handheld gadgets, including in-car DVD players and portable media players, would also receive the signals.
The change would be unlikely to begin until after the DTV changeover in early 2009. LG and Samsung, among other hardware manufacturers, are said to be working on a TV chip.