WFLA-TV Launches Mobile DTV
November 1, 2010
TAMPA, FLA.:WFLA-TV became the first TV station in this
Florida market to launch Mobile DTV. It’s also the second among Media
General’s 18 TV stations to do so. The media company's NBC affiliate in Columbus,
Ohio--WCMH-TV--started transmitting ATSC M/H Sept. 23. WFLA, also an NBC
affiliate, went live with the format Oct. 11.
Media General, based in Richmond, Va., announced its Mobile DTV roll-out plan
in June. Media General has 18 stations in 10 states. Marshall N. Morton,
president and chief executive officer of Media General, said another four to
six stations would add Mobile DTV in the coming months.
Around 70 stations across the country are said to be broadcasting the Mobile
DTV format. Receivers are just now becoming available. --
Deborah D. McAdams
September 29, 2010: “Ohio Station Launches
In the coming months, WCMH expects to provide unique graphics for the
mobile stream and allow for spot advertising insertions much like cable systems
June 16, 2010
: “Mobile DTV Launch
Planned in Media General Markets”
Media General announced its initial mobile DTV roll-out schedule today.