Mobile T.V. Coming to the D.C. Area

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114

Classic “good news / bad news”…

It’s official.  WUSA Channel 9 is going mobile this summer.  So are the D.C. affiliates of NBC and PBS.

 

cell phone - focusoncrofton.com

You’ll be able to watch everything from the evening news to CSI or Law & Order to your favorite soap operas and game shows - anything these local network affiliates broadcast, including the ads.  Good news for T.V. fans!  But there’s another side to the story…

It seems that wireless carriers have no plans to offer “Mobile T.V.” because they already offer their own subscription-based TV services.  

D.C. was reportedly chosen as a test market for Mobile T.V. (DTV) because of the area’s “tech-savvy viewers” but two dozen other cities can look forward to the new service by the end of 2009.  Perhaps by that time the wireless carriers will get on board – particularly if their customers communicate a desire for it.


Cell phone carriers could drop the ball on this opportunity, but computer manufacturers are scurrying to develop mobile DTV receivers.  In fact, Dell plans to show a prototype of a laptop with built-in mobile DTV this week at a Las Vegas trade show for the National Association of Broadcasters.

Stay tuned for more information as it unfolds…

 

Source:  Focus on Crofton
Image:  iclipart.com

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Margaret Woda's blog footnoteMargaret Woda is a licensed Associate Broker in the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore - Annapolis area.  She specializes in Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's Counties, Maryland, including Fort Meade, Andrews AFB, and the U.S. Naval Academy.  If you enjoyed reading this post, check out Focus On Crofton and Your Online Relocation Package for Anne Arundel County.

 
 
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Margaret Woda
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I hear yah... But wouldn't it be great to have access to T.V. when you're at a "dead" open house... or waiting in the car while your children are at a music lesson or sports practice?  

April 21, 2009 11:13 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Think I 'm going to have to find a phone with a bigger screen :-)

April 21, 2009 02:29 PM
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Michael Lee
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Thans for the info.  I did not know this.  Can you get the Andy Griffith Show?

April 21, 2009 02:46 PM
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Margaret Woda
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Cindy, I'm looking for it to soon be viewable on our mini computers...

Michael, I guess if they're broadcast on one of those stations.  LOL.

April 21, 2009 04:37 PM
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Marzena Melby
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Hi Margaret,

Didn't I hear recently that a company is testing a tv that plays in your contact lense?  It would drive crazy!

April 21, 2009 04:42 PM
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