The Open Mobile Video Coalition, which currently consists of around 800 local stations across America
, has announced here at CES that 22 cities are scheduled to receive mobile DTV broadcasts
by this fall. The announcement was joined by a number of manufacturers as they debuted prototype cellphones and in-car receivers, essentially giving hope that citizens of 22 US locales could soon be tuning into 24
while trucking home from a primetime grocery run. Details beyond that are pretty scant, as most hardware firms are still waiting for the broadcasts to go live (or get a lot closer to live) before committing development dollars to receivers. Carrier-driven video services never have taken off
here in the Land of the Free, but the promise of mobile airings of the Big 4 just sounds entirely more enticing.