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MobiTV sees big jump in viewership

Chris Ziegler

You might think that the onslaught of multicast services like MediaFLO and ATSC Mobile TV would spell doom for the old guard unicast guys like stalwart MobiTV -- especially considering how much trouble some of our data networks are having these days -- but you'd be wrong, apparently. MobiTV has released a report today touting the fact that it's witnessed a whopping 49 percent boost in daily viewership over the last year; the company claims that a plethora of live events helped drive that growth, but it's pretty hard to ignore the fact that iPhone support launched in 2009, too. With mixTV in the works from these guys, the future could be bright -- assuming 4G saves our butts from our gluttonous data-gulping ways.

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