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Verizon partners with Qualcomm to offer MediaFLO live video

Evan Blass

vx9800 w mediafloStarting next year, Verizon customers will have a live video feed option in addition to the current selection of prerecorded V-CAST content, due to a partnership with QUALCOMM subsidy MediaFLO. With nationwide licenses for the 700 MHz spectrum, MediaFLO's video service was built to complement existing cell networks, meaning carriers need only include proprietary chips in their handsets. The initial MediaFLO rollout will take place in half of the markets where EV-DO is live, and continue to expand into other areas with BroadbandAccess. So far there is no word on the type or quantity of programming that will be offered, nor is there any indication of what pricing will look like.

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