Summer 2012 – a blockbuster for consumers
Free, local television on the go. Tablets and other mobile devices with built-in TV tuners and antennas. New ways to avoid huge monthly data bills from wireless companies. The Future of TV blog has been keeping you apprised about new developments in mobile DTV technologies and now it’s time for consumers to start taking advantage of free, local TV in the palm of their hand!
At the NAB Show this week, broadcasters, vendors and technology organizations have been out in force… demonstrating the technology and new devices.
Some of the great new innovations include:
- Consumer electronics manufacturers are bringing new mobile DTV-capable devices to market and developing external devices that will allow existing iPads and smart phones to receive live broadcast signals.
- The Mobile500 Alliance is demonstrating its solution that offers live TV, DVR-type functionality for recording live TV, on demand programming, social media integration, closed captioning and interactive advertising.
- New tuner devices, which are small adapters/dongles for iPads and iPhones will be available through online retailers this summer.
Read more about what broadcasters are doing to deliver the entertainment you love and the information you rely on to your mobile devices!