Qualcomm wouldn't mind getting rid of FLO TV

Qualcomm might be in the market to shed its FLO TV service, which, the company's CEO Paul Jacobs described as "just cable TV content sold primarily through cellular operators."

It seems, the story goes and Jacobs confirms, that Qualcomm never really wanted to be in the service provider business anyway and would be willing to talk to partners or even buyers who would take over the business of providing live mobile TV service to AT&T and Verizon, among others, as well as to the public directly.

FLO TV could be caught in something of a sandwich, meanwhile, as cable itself starts to push its content out onto MSO-controlled devices via TV Everywhere and broadcasters, eager to show that they're not wasting their allotted spectrum, push hard at mobile digital TV.

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