WESH, WFTV to launch mobile video

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You’ll soon be able to watch the news from WESH and WFTV on your cell phone.

At last week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Open Moible Video Coalition announced a group of broadcasters would launch mobile digital television service this year. Hearst-Argyle’s WESH-Channel 2 and Cox’s WFTV-Channel 9 were among 62 stations in 22 markets who will take part in the digital launch.

The new technology will provide live over-the-air digital television signals to folks with cell phones and other mobile devices. In a news release, WESH said “users will be able to receive the broadcast signal throughout the Central Florida viewing area, even while riding in vehicles.”

The new technology also represents a new way to generate revenue for local TV stations and a way to reach more viewers — no matter where or on what they might be watching.

You can find out more here.


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