Last month I reported on the buzz at CES over MediaFlo's mobile television network and two MediaFlo-compatible handsets being shown by LG and Samsung. Word was that Verizon (amongst others) was prepping a MediaFlo-powered television service to add to their VCAST mobile entertainment offerings.
Well, this morning details about VCAST TV hit the wire. According to Engadget Mobile, VCAST TV will be offered as a three-tier subscription service set to launch in approximately two dozen cities later this quarter. Pricing will range from $13-25/month (in addition to your regular service fees), with the most expensive option bundling VCAST and mobile web services with mobile television channels from CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, ESPN, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.
No mention was made of specific launch dates or handset selection/pricing, though word is that Samsung's MediaFlo phone is slated to be offered ahead of LG's handset. While MediaFlo competitor Modeo was also demonstrating a mobile TV service at CES, it seems that MediaFlo has a sizable upper hand in the emerging race for the US mobile TV market. Stay tuned to see how this one unfolds