FLO TV Auto Entertainment will be available to consumers in the fourth quarter thanks to a distribution deal with Audiovox Corporation.
The in-vehicle entertainment system is being demonstrated at a media event today in New York City.
Audiovox will be a supplier of the aftermarket FLO TV system and will manage the launch through its Expeditor distribution network, which targets more than 12,000 new car dealers in 85 markets nationwide.
As you might expect, FLO TV received resounding praise from Audiovox. “We believe our FLO TV offering is head and shoulders above any other mobile TV system, from the reception quality and breadth of FLO TV programming content to the unobtrusive antenna that literally fits in the palm of your hand,” said Tom Malone, president, Audiovox Electronics Corporation, in a press release.
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 about 23 million vehicles in the U.S. equipped with existing in-car entertainment systems that can be retrofitted with the FLO TV Auto Entertainment system, the companies say.
FLO TV signaled its intent to go beyond the mobile phone market when it announced a deal with earlier this year.