Mobile TV Gets Closer as Backers Cut a Path
Watching live television broadcasts on mobile devices is common in some countries, but not the U.S. A new effort is taking shape to change that.
A group of broadcasters plans to use this week’s Consumer Electronics Show to promote their plans to deliver news, sports, weather and other local content to users on the go. While cellphones are an obvious target, backers of the effort also expect users to receive local programming on laptop computers, portable DVD players and devices in cars.
Results may not come quickly, or easily. Competition for users’ attention is stiff, including an array of on-demand video offerings for mobile devices as well as another mobile broadcasting network that is trying to build a U.S. audience.