FLO TV and mophie to provide live mobile TV to iPhone, iPod touch

FLO TV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and mophie today revealed plans to join hands to create a series of products that will bring live mobile TV to the iPhone and iPod touch platforms.

The products, which are expected to begin shipping in the first half of this year, will bring FLO TV mobile TV service to the cutting-edge mophie juice pack, letting consumers view their favorite live entertainment, sports and news from the world's top entertainment brands on their iPhone and iPod touch.

FLO TV offers full-length simulcast and time-shifted programming from the global entertainment brands, including ABC, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family, ABC News, ABC Sports, Adult Swim Mobile, CBS, CBS College Sports, CBS News, CNBC, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, Disney Channel Original Movies, ESPN, ESPNEWS, ESPN 2, Fox, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, Fuel TV, MSNBC, MTV, NBC 2Go, NBC News, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon, Playhouse Disney and SOAPNet.

mophie is an award winning accessory company noted for its creative designs and innovative solutions and was the first ever provider of  ''works with iPhone'' certified battery.

''We are uniting our vision of advancing mobile TV across a range of devices and platforms with mophie's unrivaled expertise in designing intelligent cases for Apple users,'' said Bill Stone, president of FLO TV. ''Together, our solution will be a true live mobile TV product available to iPhone and iPod touch users.''

''mophie's juice pack line has delivered superior rechargeable external battery life to Apple users,'' said Shawn Dougherty, vice president of mophie, designer of the world's thinnest Apple-certified external battery / protective case and other Apple-certified accessories. ''We are thrilled to have the opportunity to elevate our intelligent case design through this creative product collaboration and deliver the ultimate mobile television experience for iPhone users.''

The agreement between mophie and FLO TV reflects the growing demand for mobile television and FLO TV's commitment to bring its award-winning service to any small screen. The new products integrate mophie's intelligent case design with a built-in FLO TV receiver that allows iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to watch live television at the flip of a switch. Consumers can also utilize the device as back-up battery power in between charges.