Audiovox and FLO TV Incorporated, provider of the award-winning FLO TV live mobile TV service and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, today announced distribution plans for the launch of FLO TV Auto Entertainment, an in-vehicle entertainment system delivering live TV service.
Audiovox will be a supplier of the aftermarket FLO TV Auto Entertainment system and will manage the launch through its Expeditor distribution network, which targets more than 12,000 new car dealers in 85 markets nationwide. Through this extensive network, FLO TV Auto Entertainment is scheduled to be available to consumers in the fourth quarter of 2009.
The first FLO TV Auto Entertainment system will be marketed under Audiovox’s Advent brand, which is exclusive to the new car dealer network. It is compatible with all vehicle makes and models and adds to any in-car overhead or headrest entertainment system with screen sizes up to 10.5 inches. In addition, there are approximately 23 million vehicles in the U.S. equipped with existing in-car entertainment systems that can be retrofitted with the small, easy-to-install FLO TV Auto Entertainment system.
The FLO TV service offers top-rated entertainment, news, sports and children’s programming from some of the world’s best media brands. The service delivers video over a dedicated digital multicasting network built from the ground up by FLO TV to provide the best mobile television experience possible at a competitive price. Authorized car dealers will offer one year of FLO TV Auto Entertainment service included with the hardware purchase, with annual plans starting at special introductory rates as low as $119 per year or 3-year plans starting at $299, the equivalent of less than $9 per month.