[opendtv] Re: News: TV Braces for the Apple Tablet

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:26:21 -0500

Yes, this is NOT how FLO TV works. FLO stands for Forward Link Only. No handshaking required. Each handset is programmed to authorize or not authorize the tuning of the FLO signal. The FLO multiplex is broadcast even if there are zero handsets in that cell tuned to any of the streams.

This is how broadcast TV works.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Craig Birkmaier" <craig@xxxxxxxxx>

Not true. You do NOT need to duplicate the content payload for every device tuned to a multicast stream, just the device handshaking. It would be quite feasible for a wireless broadband provider to use some of their spectrum for broadcasts and other spectrum for two-way data, including the necessary data links to tune into these broadcasts.

Is this not how Flo TV works?

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