Gabriel Brown 12/5/2012 | 4:19:11 PM
re: What to Do About FLO TV?

Sell it to Phil Harvey? He was enamoured with Flo TV at one point, IIRC. He could attach an outboard motor and get it moving.

kumaramitabh 12/5/2012 | 4:19:04 PM
re: What to Do About FLO TV?

While FLO TV in itself is a good technology, it will not be easy to sell this business.

The fact that most popular mobile devices will not support a FLO tuner is indeed the factor why FLO TV needs to close shop. However it does not really affect AT&T and Verizon, the two providers as they already have streaming mobile tV ( both as OTT and over 3G) to replace FLO TV.

However we may be missing a point here. The largest change in Mobile Video in 2011 is going to be TV over the internet. This is  enabled by three technologies, all of which have an origin in 2010- the Apple HLS ( now part of iOS3.0), Microsoft Silverlight ( Windows 7.0 mobile) and Google WebM streaming( Android). These can deliver streaming video effectively to all mobile devices without any other proprietary software or need for operator subscriptions. All these will have a major impact on the Mobile TV models such as those of MobiTV.



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