ABC Joins Portable TV Service FLO TV

By Andrew Gauthier 


Disney Channel and ABC have embraced FLO TV, the nation’s primary provider of hand-held, portable television.

With ABC on board, the Qualcomm service can boast of offering the programing of the four major broadcast networks.


FLO TV launched in 2007 on Verizon and last year on AT&T. NBC ToGo, CBS Mobile and Fox Mobile always have been part of the core offering, which ABC Mobile now joins.

The service, which comes in several consumer packages involving different carriers and mobile devices, costs consumers a minimum of $8 a month.

Disney isn’t a FLO TV novice; its ESPN Mobile TV already was part of the service.

The deal, set to be announced Tuesday, includes the mobilized feed of ABC and a simulcast of Disney Channel. More…