Verizon Wireless is now offering the eight-channel V CAST Mobile TV live television service in the United States’ biggest markets -- including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Indianapolis -- bringing it up to 28 markets nationwide.
The service’s eight live TV channels are CBS Mobile, ESPN, Fox Mobile, NBC 2Go, NBC News 2Go, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. V CAST Mobile TV is available in three tiers: a “limited” package for $13 per month, with only the Fox, CBS and two NBC channels; a $15-per-month basic package with all eight channels; and a $25 monthly plan that includes the live TV plus unlimited access to the library of V CAST on-demand clips.
Qualcomm’s MediaFLO USA subsidiary delivers Verizon Wireless’ live TV service over a dedicated 6-megahertz spectrum in the 700-MHz band.
AT&T also signed on to deliver MediaFLO USA’s live TV channels, with service planned for launch in the fourth quarter this year.