FLO TV Prepares For "National Footprint"
NEW YORK- The Qualcomm-backed FLO TV mobile broadcast service, with this week's analog signal shutoff, will gain a "national footprint," the company's spokeswoman said here at the CEA Line Shows.
The service, which will launch in several new markets this week, is available to subscribers of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, through the AT&T Mobile and VCast video services, respectively. FLO TV will also come to cars in the fourth quarter of this year, the company said.
The company obtained a block of spectrum in the government auction last year, and the transition opens that up for usage. FLO TV is available on nine specific mobile handsets, and is ultimately meant for "any small video screen."