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Found Footage: iPhone and Qik go live for New Mexico reporter

Mel Martin

Albuquerque TV Reporter Jeremy Jojola recently used a jailbroken iPhone and Qik [iTunes link] to broadcast a story live for KOB-TV.

It's a far cry from the big trucks with microwave antennas and satellite dishes that are usually seen where news stories are broadcast.

The audio and video quality isn't perfect, but it shows how fast the technology is moving. Jeremy told me he used the AT&T 3G network for the connection.

We've already reported on the Qik app which was recently updated to allow uploading of video using the 3G network, but so far, the live capability has been nixed by Apple/AT&T. The only way to get the full benefit of live streaming is by jailbreaking the iPhone.

Qik runs on a huge variety of other smartphones with full live capability, even on the AT&T network.

If you'd like to see Jeremy's story, it's available by clicking the Read More link below. The actual story is about iPhone developers who live in the area. Here's Jeremy's blog with some more info.

[Via Poynter Institute online]

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