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Virgin Mobile to offer Mobile TV

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2006 0:14

Virgin Mobile to offer Mobile TV Virgin Mobile has confirmed that it will offer a Mobile TV service to customers later this year following a tie-up with BT Wholesale. The two companies had been working together in trials of BT Movio, which piggybacks the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) network to deliver the picture to mobile phones. Five channels will be made available to subscribers along with about 350 digital radio stations. BT is also in talks with content companies to see what else can be put on offer.
For a limited time, as part of the deal Virgin will be the sole user of the Movio serve. It is unknown for how long this is, but apparently, BT is already int talks with other operators. Details on pricing for the service have not been given yet, but it is expected to cost subscribers about 8 per month.

"Virgin Mobile customers will be the first people in Europe to watch real broadcast TV over their mobile phones. It's not downloaded, it's not looped, it's real TV just like you get at home, and it's real DAB digital radio - crystal clear sound." said Graeme Hutchinson, Virgin Mobile director of sales and marketing.

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