FLO TV up for sale as Qualcomm look to cut loose mobile TV

Qualcomm may still be storming ahead with their Snapdragon mobile chipsets and wireless modules, but poor old FLO TV isn't bringing home the bacon.  The mobile TV service – which hasn't won much in the way of industry admiration – is struggling to gain traction, and Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has admitted that the company is in early discussions with others with regards a potential sale.

"It will get done in the next year but I don't think I can be much more specific than that" Jacobs revealed during the Qualcomm financial results call, declining to mention who might be interested in FLO TV but saying there had been "a lot of interesting discussions."  Unlike data-based TV streaming, which uses carriers' 3G connections, FLO TV uses its own chunk of the wireless spectrum; that means more control over the distribution, but it also adds extra expense.

[via mocoNews]