In the Figure 5 the deployment architecture of MediaFlo
is shown, in this architecture, 3 important components could be identified: National Operator Center (NOC), FLO Transmitters and FLO receiver.
demonstration will reportedly feature over 30 channels of content, including a large collection of Spanish programming from Abertis and international channels from France24, ProSieben and others.
-- Links to social networking sites - viewers can update the status on their online profiles to let friends know when they are watching MediaFLO
KDDI is, predictably, unwilling to end up as second-best to DoCoMo, and it announced in December 2005 that it would be setting up a company called MediaFLO
Japan, owned 80 per cent by itself and 20 per cent by Qualcomm, with a view to introducing services in 2007 based upon the latter's FLO technology (MIDDLETON, 2005).
USA, a provider of a digital TV service and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), announced on Thursday (8 January) that the company plans to make its FLO TV available to over 200 million consumers across more than 100 markets in 2009.
M-5: Multimedia Broadcasting Service for MediaFLO
The technologies available for broadcast mobile TV services are DVB-H, developed by Nokia, and Qualcomm's MediaFlo
At present, there are three large families of mobile TV technologies in Europe: digital transmission networks and their extension (DVB-H, the MediaFLO
technology developed by the US firm Qualcomm and DMB, a South Korean technology), MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service, based on UMTS for third-generation phones) and a hybrid satellite/land-based system, such as DVB-SH.
The new DVB-SH would battle with Qualcomm's MediaFLO
technology; Ericsson's MBMS, an evolution of 3G technology; and many others.
Qualcomm's latest service, known as MediaFLO
, transmits video clips--news, music videos and sports, for instance--to thousands of subscribers, downloading videos automatically when the network is less congested.
Building on the momentum of MediaFLO
services in the US and Japan, Qualcomm said it has signed a non-binding MOU with Far East-one to explore the creation of a broadcast mobile media operator using MediaFLO
technology in Taiwan.
According to the company, AT&T Mobile TV, a service by MediaFLO
USA, a Qualcomm (Nasdaq:QCOM) company, delivers continuous streaming, full-length live TV programming and sporting events to mobile phones from sources including CBS Mobile, CNBC, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile TV, FOX News, FOX Mobile, NBC 2Go, MSNBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, CNN Mobile and PIX.