Mobile Future

Raleigh commuters first to get mobile digital television

Raleigh commuters’
travel time is about to become much more entertaining.  This summer, Raleigh, N.C. will be the
first U.S. market to commercially deploy
mobile digital television
(DTV) broadcasts to local consumers. CBS affiliate and
Capitol Broadcasting station WRAL will deliver local, syndicated and networking
programming to local Capitol Area Transit (CAT) buses throughout the city with help
from some technology
vendors, including LG Electronics and Harris. 

Instead of having to rely on books,
newspapers or iPods for news and entertainment, commuters will be able to watch
the latest episode of Survivor, the local news, or a rerun of CSI.
 Additionally, WRAL will include updates on city news, real-time weather and
other information on the digital screens inside the
buses.

"We are proud to be the pilot to
offer mobile digital television to the riders of the Downtown Circulator," said
Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker in a statement. "We salute WRAL for being pioneers
in mobile digital television as they were in high definition television. We look
forward to the day when all of Raleigh’s CAT buses will offer this means of
information and relaxation."