Thursday, January 05, 2006

Crown Castle annouces Modeo

Crown Castle annouces its DHV_B service will be named Modeo.

From the press release:

"Modeo is designed to deliver a superior mobile video experience so that consumers can enjoy shows wherever and whenever they choose," said Michael Schueppert, President of Modeo. "Our marketing campaign, 'Modeo: For the love of TV', emphasizes our focus on providing a fun and easy-to-use service that delivers popular news, sports, music and entertainment to a broad range of mobile devices including cell phones, laptops, portable media players, personal digital assistants and more."

From Phonescoop:

"The company will launch 10 video and at least 24 audio channels in select US cities this year. By next year they expect the service to be available in 30 markets. Modeo will cost $7 to $9 per month for audio service and $15 - 20 for complete audio and video access. Nokia, LG, and Samsung have all announced support for DVB-H, which will be used for portable multimedia both in the US as well as Europe and parts of Asia."

From Daily Wireless:

"Video services are designed to be broadcast in digital TV quality at QVGA resolution at up to 30 frames per second, significantly exceeding the quality offered by first generation mobile video products that used cellular channels."

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