Globe Telecom launches mobile TV service

1 May 2008

Filipino mobile operator Globe Telecom has launched a mobile TV service on its 3G network using a platform supplied by Massachusetts-based NMS Communications. According to NMS, Globe users with a UMTS handset can make a video call to a dial-on number to access the service which offers six channels including live feeds from CNN and three local stations. Globe’s new mobile TV option will also offer ‘made-for-mobile’ TV programmes the NMS statement said. The Inquirer newspaper notes that the service will be available to existing 3G subscribers and that Globe is not actively marketing it as mobile TV at this stage, but rather as part of its standard video streaming service.

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)