Friday, November 17, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 01/04/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
MetroPCS to sell phones with TV tuners
MetroPCS to sell phones with TV tuners, embracing TV-station plan to get into smartphones
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' Cellphone company MetroPCS says it will sell phones with TV tuners this year, which means customers will be able to tune in to broadcasts from local TV stations.

TV stations have for years tried to interest cellphone companies in selling phones that can receive local broadcasting, with little success. Verizon and AT&T instead sold access to a broadcast network set up by Qualcomm, with national rather than local programming. That network was shut down last year for lack of interest.

The MetroPCS phones can't tune in to the regular broadcasts destined for TV sets. Instead, they'll receive special "Mobile DTV" signals some stations have adopted. A few portable TV sets can already receive these signals, for free.



It's unclear whether MetroPCS Communications Inc. plans to charge for TV access.


Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines