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LG and Harris to bring TV to mobile phones

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Apr 2007 15:32 User comments (2)

LG and Harris to bring TV to mobile phones LG Electronics Inc. and Harris Corp. have teamed up to develop a wireless technology to offer local television programming on mobile phones and other portable devices. The new technology will compete with existing systems, like one already demonstrated by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd at the consumer electronics show (CES) in January this year.
Video content is already offered for mobile phones in the U.S. by carriers, but LG says that its system will be the first to offer TV stations the ability to broadcast local programming to mobile devices using the same airwaves as already used with regular broadcasting. It would require an upgrade to existing broadcast transmitters, costing between $100,000 and $500,000 to install per station.

John Taylor a spokesman for LG, said the company is in talks with several broadcasters to use the technology, known as Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld. The technology will be demonstrated for the first time at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas later this month.

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15.4.2007 8:20
sisneros
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Ya but how much is the service gonna cost the consumers every month? I mean, last I checked Verizon charges $15 for their V-cast so I would imagine if tv broadcast stations have to upgrade for at least $100,000 then they are gonna charge through the roof to make that money back.

25.4.2007 12:52

In 1949 I watched a 3" black and white made by Pilot. Then Motorola sold 7" sets. Soon the 27 and 35 inch sets were available. Now I own a 60 inch.

Tell me why I want to go back to a 2" set? Suddenly it's 1948?

No thanks.

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