BT to launch TV service for mobile-phone operators

By Derek Sooman on
BT is to launch a TV service for mobile-phone operators, some time in this year. Trials in the London area of the service have been a success, and now BT wants to roll it out to the rest of the UK.

According to BT, the results from the trial have been "extremely positive" and demonstrate there is "clear consumer demand for broadcast digital TV and radio to mobile phones".

The telecoms giant is now talking with other mobile operators to see if they want to buy into BT's wholesale "Movio" service. The service was originally called "LiveTime".

Seemingly, people are prepared to pay up to 8 a month for the service, and four in 10 would be prepared to switch networks to receive the service. So BT say, anyway.

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