Mobile T.V. Coming to the D.C. Area

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Classic “good news / bad news”…

It’s official.  WUSA Channel 9 is going mobile this summer.  So are the D.C. affiliates of NBC and PBS.


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You’ll be able to watch everything from the evening news to CSI or Law & Order to your favorite soap operas and game shows - anything these local network affiliates broadcast, including the ads.  Good news for T.V. fans!  But there’s another side to the story…

It seems that wireless carriers have no plans to offer “Mobile T.V.” because they already offer their own subscription-based TV services.  

D.C. was reportedly chosen as a test market for Mobile T.V. (DTV) because of the area’s “tech-savvy viewers” but two dozen other cities can look forward to the new service by the end of 2009.  Perhaps by that time the wireless carriers will get on board – particularly if their customers communicate a desire for it.

Cell phone carriers could drop the ball on this opportunity, but computer manufacturers are scurrying to develop mobile DTV receivers.  In fact, Dell plans to show a prototype of a laptop with built-in mobile DTV this week at a Las Vegas trade show for the National Association of Broadcasters.

Stay tuned for more information as it unfolds…


Source:  Focus on Crofton


Margaret Woda's blog footnoteMargaret Woda is a licensed Associate Broker in the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore - Annapolis area.  She specializes in Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's Counties, Maryland, including Fort Meade, Andrews AFB, and the U.S. Naval Academy.  If you enjoyed reading this post, check out Focus On Crofton and Your Online Relocation Package for Anne Arundel County.

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Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES
Exit Preferred Realty - Bel Air, MD
Harford County Specialist

Interesting. If I'm going to miss a show, I just DVR it and then I can skip all the commercials.

Apr 21, 2009 01:06 AM #1
Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Margaret - I am never surprised with what technology brings!  There's a change every day!  Imagine what folks will be using 20 years from now!


Apr 21, 2009 01:33 AM #2
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Margaret...Other than perhaps watching CNN for updates on breaking news, I'm not in any particular rush to view TV on my mobile phone.  It's way too tiny for that.

Interesting info though and I'm sure there are plenty that will like such a feature.


Apr 21, 2009 02:39 AM #3
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Looks like we will soon spend even more time staring at screens.  I think I'll ponder that while taking my morning walk.

Apr 21, 2009 03:12 AM #4
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

I hope I don't get so attached to a TV show I can't wait until I get back to my home. Technology can offer lots of options.

Apr 21, 2009 03:45 AM #5
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

I hear yah... But wouldn't it be great to have access to T.V. when you're at a "dead" open house... or waiting in the car while your children are at a music lesson or sports practice?  

Apr 21, 2009 04:13 AM #6
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Think I 'm going to have to find a phone with a bigger screen :-)

Apr 21, 2009 07:29 AM #7
Michael Lee
Frog Realty - Tallahassee, FL

Thans for the info.  I did not know this.  Can you get the Andy Griffith Show?

Apr 21, 2009 07:46 AM #8
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Cindy, I'm looking for it to soon be viewable on our mini computers...

Michael, I guess if they're broadcast on one of those stations.  LOL.

Apr 21, 2009 09:37 AM #9
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Hi Margaret,

Didn't I hear recently that a company is testing a tv that plays in your contact lense?  It would drive crazy!

Apr 21, 2009 09:42 AM #10
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