broadcast tv on cellphones has been available for like a decade in places like japan...
SO behind the curve
Nice Thanks for the info.
I wouldn't call it a "wave" of the future but it certainly is handy. I can follow the Olympics with almost live coverage or soccer/football games. It's great!
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In Canada, Bell has got you covered. 10 hours a month, get ten extra for five bucks. You pay, but it doesnt use your data!
Yep! I added it to my plan before they started advertising during the Olympics that you can watch it on your phone!
yay Canadian peeps!! I have rogers, they have the same thing i believe but I haven't really looked into it. Rogers has had mytv I believe its called for a while.
No, not a gimmick at all. I think this idea has legs, long legs. Digital broadcast TV is big in my area. Currently I get 15 stations that cover ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, WB, UPN, 2 music channels and more. To have this available on my phone would be great. Hopefully more carriers will jump on this to here in the US.
Much like I said in another post while a 7" might be ok for this I would still go for either a 10" or in a truly mobile sense the Galaxy note 5'3". I can watch on my Sensations 4'3" it just seems a little cramped and I think that inch would give it a lot.
The transfer of Channel Based media to mobile phones isn't going to fully redeem the system. Historically they have 2 or 3 advantages over netflix and Hulu that are fast slipping away.
First- They can broadcast live coverage of sporting events or local news, Now so can the internet from each of the respective large nightly news channels.
Second- you get the movie much faster, netflix you have to wait for but Hulu Plus is much quicker and eliminates alot of the time delay.
Third- They are free simple as that. Netflix and Hulu have a hard time arguing with this last one, but with netflix costing about the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee a month its almost nothing, almost.
The advantages Netflix and Hulu have is their instant streaming ability, no more waiting for episodes to record, no more watching random episodes out of sequence. You watch the entire season easily from any device with an internet connection from anywhere in the world. (except maybe China)
What Hulu and Netflix don't have is sports, give them that and you put the nail in the coffin of local broadcast TV.
Yeah AKnudson "the nail in the coffin" seems ever relevant at the least now. I know broadcast TV i general is suffering becuase I just don't see how they have even 3/4 much less 1/2 of the (advertising) market they did 5 years ago.
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