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.
Qualcomm launched FLO TV in 2009, with big plans that included a mobile personal viewing device as well as a presence in cars--all this with the support of CBS, NBC, ESPN and CNN, among others.
India, May 8 -- Spice Mobility has launched a budget mobile that features live TV connectivity, with analog signal reception not requiring an active data connection, called the Spice FLO TV M-5600, priced at Rs.
This sale announced on Monday, follows Qualcomm's previously announced plan to restructure and evaluate strategic options related to the FLO TV business operated by FLO TV Incorporated, the company's wholly owned subsidiary.
Qualcomm uses the licenses to support its FLO TV business and has decided to sell them as it plans to shut down the operations in March 2011.
We are seeing strong interest in using the FLO TV network or spectrum to capitalize on the growing imbalance between mobile data supply and demand," it said.
A successful global example of this is FLO TV in the US.
Swasey added NetFlix has no plans to create its own network similar to FLO TV.
While several broadcasters see the ATSC-based mobile television stripping away any market lead that FLO TV had in 2009, Bill Stone, CEO of FLO TV, sees it differently.
The model features FLO TV, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, SIRIUS Backseat TV and Uconnect(R) Web.
For people on the go, FLO TV is to television what the iPod is to music.