Mobile TV solutions provider ROK has signed an agreement with Malaysian mobile operator Celcom to offer its subscribers a mobile TV service via GPRS and 3G networks. The service, which will launch in August, will include ABC News Now, Al-Jazeera, ITN, SNTV, Xtreme TV, and Mixcast channels. Subscription fees are still to be announced.
Celcom CEO Dato' Sri Shazalli Ramly said the move to launch mobile TV services was in line with its position as "a powerful multimedia content telecommunications leader" in Malysia. Celcom has 6.2m mobile subscribers and the widest 3G coverage in Malaysia.
"Celcom is committed to empower mobile technology users. We are positive that there is a growing demand for quality Mobile TV service and customers can benefit greatly from the convenience of Celcom's wide network," added Dato' Sri Shazalli.
ROK CEO Laurence Alexander said: "We are delighted to be working with Celcom in bringing the first ever live and on-demand, mass-market 2.5G and 3G mobile TV service to Malaysia and we applaud the initiative demonstrated by Celcom in embracing this new and exciting technology application."
In May ROK agreed to be taken over by US listed company CyberFund Inc in a share-swap agreemet.
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