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MySpace testing mobile video streaming service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2008 1:54

MySpace testing mobile video streaming service MySpace has announced they have begun testing a streaming video service for cellular phones.
The global rollout of the video beta for MySpace Mobile began today and will work on streaming-enabled phones such as the BlackBerry Bold and Nokia N95.

Users can access the site through m.myspace.com from their phones to view videos they or others have uploaded as well as content from providers such as TMZ, National Hockey League, National Geographic, The Onion, and College Humor.

"Video is a natural next step for us in mobile,"
John Faith, vice president and general manager of Mobile for MySpace, added in a statement. "MySpace will continue to grow our video library as we increase delivery channels in order to keep pace with our users' accelerating desire for video consumption."

The videos will be supported by RipCode which uses real-time transcoding to allow viewing from multiple headsets.

"As the volume of video grows and the number of mobile devices supporting video continues to expand, companies have to find alternative solutions to deliver content to their customers across multiple screens," Brendon Mills, CEO of RipCode, added.

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