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TV-to-the-handset ranks lower than weather, traffic information in U.S.

News | 07/15/2005 4:00 am EDT

 Americans don’t seem to be that interested in using their cell phones to watch television, according to figures released by TNS Telecoms. The research firm notes that cell phone TV service ranked lower than other wireless services such as weather and traffic information by a margin of two to one. According to the data, about 10% of Americans are interested in accessing television programming over their cell phones. Receiving weather and traffic alerts via text messaging rather than video came in as desirable by 20% of the survey respondents.

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