Geocast, Belo to deliver PC-TV

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Geocast, Belo to deliver PC-TV

Geocast will join with the Belo group of TV stations to expand the reach of future “datacasting” services.

Geocast is developing a multimegabit wireless data service that transmits software, video, and information services to PCs via airwaves reserved for the transmission of digital television. The free service works by sending signals to a device that lets consumers download high-quality video and other data at speeds ranging up to 7 megabits per second.

The new alliance, along with a previously announced agreement with broadcaster Hearst-Argyle, will make Geocast’s service available to 30 million homes when it launches next year, the company said.

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