MediaFLO

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MediaFLO

The broadcast technology from Qualcomm that is the foundation of private labeled mobile TV service from carriers such as AT&T and Verizon, as well as Qualcomm's own 3G mobile TV network, dubbed FLO TV. Introduced in 2005, Qualcomm suspended sales of FLO TV receivers in 2010, announcing that FLO TV would close down in 2011. It sold its FCC license for the FLO TV spectrum to AT&T.

The MediaFLO Technology
MediaFLO uses the Forward Link Only (FLO) air interface to deliver video to CDMA2000 and WCDMA-based smartphones. Using the same radio frequency in each cell to eliminate the handoffs required in traditional cellular systems, its layered approach allows for a graceful degradation of service. A base layer reaches all phones, while an enhancement layer provides a faster video frame rate for phones closer to the towers. See CDMA, mobile TV and mobisode.


FLO Layers
The layered approach provides for a graceful degradation as users move farther from the towers.
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He has earlier served as SVP and head of content for FLO TV, Qualcomm's mobile TV service; SVP and GM at CBS Interactive; and SVP at Disney/ABC Cable Networks and GM at Toon Disney and children s programming at ABC-TV, among other roles over fifteen years there.
Earlier, Thomson was vice president of business operations at FLO TV Inc.
Before returning to The Times, Thomson served 18 months as VP/Business Operations at FLO TV Inc.
A successful global example of this is FLO TV in the US.
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Mobile Station Modem, MSM, FLO and FLO TV are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.
FLO TV channels include programming from CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile, Fox Mobile, MTV, NBC2GO, NBCNews2GO, and Nickelodeon.
In June 2011, QuickPlay acquired the network operations center assets of FLO TV from Qualcomm Incorporated as part of its U.
The results of FLO TV are presented as discontinued operations, and prior period amounts have been adjusted accordingly.
Also at the Times, Kathy Thomson has been named president and chief operating officer; previously, she was vice president of business operations at FLO TV Inc.