Qualcomm to add PVR service to Flo TV

Qualcomm plans to add TiVo-like television recording functions to wireless devices in an effort to stoke consumer interest in its mobile-TV service. Qualcomm's Media Flo already allows AT&T and Verizon Wireless subscribers to watch broadcast TV on their mobile phones. As its audience increasingly shifts to using VOD, Flo will evolve to meet that need, said Alice Kim, vice president of strategy.

“One of the key challenges that Flo has is to make sure that we're ahead of consumer demand,” Kim said. “Video on demand is very much on our road map.”

The planned feature would allow subscribers to record programmes as video files which are then stored directly on the phone.

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