|MobiTV and SES Deliver Mobile Television to International Markets|
Posted: 03-Aug-2005 [Source: SES AMERICOM]
[Companies to expand MobiTV service to mobile phone users in Canada, Europe and Latin America.]
Princeton, NJ & Berkeley, CA -- SES AMERICOM and SES ASTRA, wholly-owned operating companies of SES GLOBAL and MobiTV today announced agreements to enable the MobiTV service to deliver news, sports, and entertainment television programming to mobile phone consumers in Canada, Europe and Latin America. Collectively, the agreements position MobiTV, a leading mobile television network, for rapid expansion into international markets utilizing SES' satellite-based distribution platforms for on-the-go television.
As part of the multi-year, multi-site agreement, MobiTV is leasing equipment, co-location space, IP transport, remote support and downlink services from SES. Popular news, entertainment, weather, and sports television will be sent to customers' mobile phones using the combined networks and state of the art infrastructure of both companies.
"SES is uniquely qualified to provide a global solution for signal transport services to MobiTV as we seek to expand our leadership in mobile television. This infrastructure is a critical enabler of our upcoming launches in Canada, Europe, and Latin America," said Alan Moskowitz, director of product development for MobiTV. "As a leading international satellite distribution platform, SES brings the facilities, relationships and expertise to help MobiTV deliver mobile television to a global audience."
"MobiTV shares the SES mission of meeting the growing demand for on-the-go information and entertainment through managed solutions for mobile television," said Orlando Skelton, vice president of enterprise solutions for SES AMERICOM. "By enabling the delivery of a wide range of television programming to cellular phone devices, SES and MobiTV are providing real-time delivery of breaking news, weather and other popular content to customers, wherever and whenever they want it."
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