|Orange UK first to launch MobiTV in Europe|
Posted: 27-May-2005 [Source: MobiTV]
[Orange TV launches offering the first multi-channel mobile television network in the UK.]
London & Berkeley, Calif. -- MobiTV, the world's first global television network and technology platform providing live television on mobile phones, announced that the much-anticipated launch of Orange TV, powered by MobiTV, is available to customers across the United Kingdom beginning today. This is the first launch of MobiTV in Europe and represents MobiTV's commitment to expand internationally to meet the global demand for television on the go. Orange TV, offered on Orange UK's high-speed 3G network, is the first multi-channel mobile television network in the UK, combining both live broadcast and made-for-mobile television stations.
To appeal to the UK viewing audience, MobiTV has extended its content acquisition efforts to Europe, providing an exciting channel lineup that will include a variety of news, entertainment, music and sports content. The initial channel line up includes: ITN News, CNN International, Cartoon Network, Toon World, Extreme Sports Mobile, Comedy Time, Fashion TV and exclusive 24/7 access to the summer's hottest reality shows. Orange and MobiTV expect to announce additional channels in the coming weeks.
Orange TV powered by MobiTV is initially offered on the Nokia 6680 phone with additional handsets to be announced shortly. To get the service, customers can simply download the MobiTV application free from the Orange World portal and subscribe to the service, which will cost GBP10 per month. The price includes data usage up to one gigabyte (approximately 20 hours of viewing). After that, standard data charges will apply.
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