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Final details of Verizon's cellphone TV surface

updated 02:55 pm EST, Wed February 28, 2007

Final Verizon TV Details

The last pieces of Verizon's cellphone TV service have been revealed, according to an informant with access to the plans. Confirmed for a March 1st launch date, the digital broadcast network will offer a mixture of TV shows aired live from networks such as Comedy Central and ESPN as well as timeshifted content from the previous day.

The service's costs will be tiered based on access to pre-recorded video, the source says. A core, TV-only service will be available for $15 per month beyond existing cellphone service, including all eight channels; a premium $25 tier will add V CAST video downloads.

However, the leak also reveals a cautious release. Verizon will launch its TV service in areas where interference with competing signals is less likely, including Dallas and Denver. The much-anticipated LG VX9400 cellphone will also miss out on the launch, leaving the Samsung U620 (pictured) as the only handset that will be ready in time. No precise timeframe was given for the introduction of the LG phone or other devices compatible with Verizon's MediaFLO network. [via GigaOM]



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