Industry News: Services (Jan. 2008)
TeamCast, Axcera Team Up To Provide Flo Services
Mobile TV and DTV transmission company TeamCast will provide its Flo modulation equipment to Axcera, a provider of equipment and systems for the television broadcast, mobile media and broadband wireless/MMDS industries, TeamCast announced.
Axcera will manufacture a line of transmitters and repeaters that will be used to deploy MediaFlo services around the globe.
This collaboration is supported by the terms of a software agreement between TeamCast and Qualcomm for Flo modulation software embedded in TeamCast modulators.
Thuraya, CNN Offer SMS Info Service
CNN entered into a strategic alliance with Thuraya to provide mobile satellite customers access to breaking news in English and Arabic, Thuraya announced.
CNN will use mobile satellite technology to bring SMS news alerts to Thuraya customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South Asia that are beyond the reach of standard mobile coverage. Customers will be able to tailor the service to their preferences by signing up for optional extras. A banner on the CNN Web site will direct users to a dedicated site from where they can sign up to the service.
The partnership is expected to extend CNN’s mobile reach by an additional 250,000 subscribers, which will be expanded following Thuraya’s launch in the Asia-Pacific region in early 2008.