Saturday, July 30, 2005

Fox Station Offers Free Text Messaging

From TV Technology News Fox station offers free text messaging

This is good stuff, I hope Fox News starts to offer this soon. I would give Juliet Huddy "permission" to get on my cell phone.

Fox always seems to be one step ahead of the majors for innovation.

KPTM-TV, the Fox affiliate in Omaha, Neb., is offering a free text messaging to its viewers via TextCaster software.

The "Fox 42 First Alert" delivers breaking news, AMBER Alerts for child abductions, security alerts, weather warnings, sports updates, and previews of stories from each evening's Fox 42 News.

Viewers can sign up for the service by visiting and clicking the "KPTM News on Your Cell Phone" link.

The Pappas Telecasting-owned station has already kicked off the text-messaging service at KTNC-TV, an Azteca America affiliate in the San Francisco-San Jose and Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto DMAs, offering text service with AMBER Alerts in Spanish and at KMPH Fox 26 in the Fresno-Visalia, Calif. DMA.

1 comment:

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