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A new service known as Mundu TV recently launched that will let you view live and archived TV and other video content from a range of mobile devices including your phone, netbook, laptop, and more. With Mundu TV, you’ll be able to watch prime-time TV and movie content from top channels in a variety of genres. Perhaps one of the more attractive things about the service is the fact that you’ll be able to stream to both mobile and desktop devices for a single subscription price. Mundu TV is available on a variety of platforms including iPhone, Android, Nokia, Windows Mobile, iPad and Blackberry... Read more...
Mobile TV is an interesting thing. Overseas, in Asian territories in particular, it's huge. Nearly every cellphone has access to mobile TV, and loads of consumers demand it. But in North America, there's next to no demand for mobile TV. MediaFLO has had an incredibly difficult time marketing their services, even when pushed by carriers too. Qualcomm's FLO TV just bit the bullet and folded after trying for less than a year to penetrate the U.S. market. So is there really a future for mobile TV in America? Even Netflix's leaders have said that they can't find research to prove that U.S. consumers... Read more...
Is the SideKick back? No, not by name, but it definitely is back in spirit. Sharp, which doesn't have a huge amount of phones available for sale in the U.S., is about to get back into the spotlight with the new FX. It's a simply named phone, and it's designed as a "quick messenging" device, but it's capable of much more. It's also the latest AT&T Mobile TV-capable device, complete with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an MP3 player, 2MP camera (with camcorder) and Bluetooth 2.1. There's also a Web browser, AT&T Navigation, and the ability to watch mobile TV while in a 3G area. The service is... Read more...
Mobile TV in America is still one of those technologies that is either too ahead of its time, or simply unwanted in its current state. Tons of advertising has been done to showcase the tech, but for one reason or another, it's not nearly as popular as one might think. Then again, neither is downloading music directly onto your cellphone. But that's not stopping AT&T from adding another smartphone in an attempt to get people hooked on mobile TV one more time, as the LG Vu Plus has just been announced for America's largest GSM network. The phone is AT&T's newest Mobile TV-capable device,... Read more...
Until now, getting live TV on the iPhone took some effort. There was the SlingPlayer app that enabled SlingPlayer owners the ability to stream their Pay-TV content to their phone, but there wasn't a real substitute for the likes of Sprint TV on the iPhone. But MobiTV is hoping to change that, and their new app--which just got approved and listed in the App Store--is the software to do it. MobiTV brings live TV, sports, breaking news and other entertainment options to iPhone owners, and there's also a user interface that makes it easy to sift through the various portals. Consumers can use the in-app... Read more...
Mobile TV is still a growing technology in the U.S. People haven't had time to decide whether or not they're interested, and it's still available in just a few select markets. But to say it's going away anytime soon would probably be taking things too far. FLO TV, by Qualcomm, is pushing itself as the go-to mobile TV technology, and if the Super Bowl commercials didn't convince you, maybe the new innovations will.Announced this week at NAB 2010, Qualcomm stated that they are "working to enhance its mobile TV service with new applications that integrate video with Web-based content and social media... Read more...
With March Madness kicking off in a matter of days, there's really no better time for this announcement to come. ESPN has managed to get themselves onto a variety of platforms: radio, television, Internet, mobile, etc. One thing that Sprint has going for them that all of the other U.S. carriers don't is a little deal with the nation's biggest sports broadcasting company, and for sports freaks, this may be all that's needed to sway them from AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.Starting this week, Sprint TV users will be able to watch ESPN Mobile TV, and if you subscribe to an "Everything Plan," Sprint... Read more...
If you've been led to believe that Mobile TV and Web-based programming aren't going anywhere fast, you've been lied to. If you've been led to believe that traditional TV viewing is rapidly declining, we'd also say that you're off in the wrong direction. A new report stemming from Horowitz Associates' annual Broadband Content and Services (BCS) survey has dug up some interesting conclusions about how people of today consume television content, and it definitely sheds light on both sides of argument.On one hand, the fact that four in ten of those surveyed watch broadband or mobile TV at least once... Read more...
Mobile World Congress 2010 just wrapped up over in Spain, but with smartphones making such an impact these days, we don't expect the news flow surrounding them to subside anytime soon. One phone that wasn't talked about in Barcelona was LG's Arena, but it's definitely making itself known here in the U.S. It's one of the few new phones on AT&T's network that supports the next-generation 7.2Mbps HSPA 3G network infrastructure (which leads to faster downloads and uploads when you're in a 3G area), and it's also capable of handling Mobile TV. Starting on 2/26, the Arena will be available to order... Read more...
Mobile TV has had a tough go at it in America. A few of the major carriers offer TV services on select smartphones, but the $10+ per month charge usually turns people off. Amazingly, far smaller of a fight has been put up for the insane rates carriers charge for texting, but we suppose that's the true measure of supply in this whole "supply and demand" thing that our 5th grade teacher attempted to explain to us. Today, the FLO TV Personal Television is hitting retail stores and web sites, though only time will tell how the reaction is. This device is a niche device if there ever were one, as it... Read more...
Like the NFL? Who doesn't, right? Evidently Sprint is certainly expecting its own customers to dig it, as it has today announced that it will be the only wireless carrier to offer live NFL Network game telecasts via its exclusive NFL Mobile Live application and on Sprint TV beginning Nov. 12 when NFL Network televises the first of its eight-game Thursday Night Football schedule.Sprint has always embraced mobile TV more seriously than the other carriers, but this type of partnership could actually get more than a few people to switch. The NFL is easily the most popular sport in America, and the... Read more...
The SlingMobile application for the iPhone may be great for some, but for everyone else there's Monsoon's HAVA. The highly anticipated app, which was already launched on other platforms, has finally made its way past Apple's app security patrol and onto the App Store. What's it do? Put simply, it allows allows HAVA customers to view and control their home television service, including cable, satellite and TiVo, from anywhere in the world on their iPhone. Yeah, nice.The iPhone version of the HAVA Mobile Player is optimized software for the video-streaming application that Monsoon also provides for... Read more...
We got a glimpse at FLO TV's future plans at a CES pre-show event in June, and now everything's really coming into focus. FLO TV provides mobile television services for US carriers--you may have heard of it if you have an AT&T smartphone or Sprint TV. But generally speaking, adoption on mobile TV on cellphones has lagged behind in the US, while it's more openly accepted in international destinations. In order to bolster interest in its programming services, the company has now launched a dedicated FLO TV Personal Television that does exactly what you'd think it would. It's a portable TV that... Read more...
While a lot of mobile carriers in America are still struggling to carve out a larger audience for mobile TV, AT&T is forging ahead with its in-car satellite TV service. Despite a great possibility that most folks in this economy won't be digging deep to ensure that their kids are situated with live television on every trip to the day care, we definitely admire the effort. After all, this is innovation, and while it may be pricey now, we certainly like the possibilities for the future. Deemed CruiseCast, this interesting new take on mobile TV actually puts live, satellite television in your... Read more...
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