Streaming21, the world's leader in broadcast-quality streaming solutions, and @utoTOOLS, the leading 3GPP communication solutions provider, today announced that they have successfully rolled-out mobile live television, mobile on demand and mobile Vlog (Video Blog) services for I'mTV in Asia. I'mTV's new mobile services are now available in Taiwan and access will soon be expanded throughout the Asia Pacific. Users can register for unlimited service at $3 per month.
Mobile Television services, adopting the 3GPP media format, enable subscribers to watch live TV channels by using 3G-ready handsets. Mobile Vlog, the hottest user-generated content service, allows subscribers to easily upload their personal videos for sharing with others through 3G-enabled handsets.
I'mTV, operated by ERA Digital Media, offers a wide selection of interactive TV services over the Internet including VOD (Video On Demand), TV Broadcasting, Live Events, Online Learning, Online Shopping and Vlog services. These new mobile TV services extend the company's service portfolio to include ubiquitous access to digital entertainment. With over 500,000 worldwide members, I'mTV service is available in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.K. I'mTV expects to have a user base of millions by the end of 1Q 07.
Chiu Fu-Shen, President of ERA Digital Media said, "Digital convergence of the Internet, mobile, and television is the future of entertainment. Thanks to Streaming21 and @utoTOOLS's innovative technology, I'mTV now can offer converged services across mobile terminals and the Internet to attract new subscribers and boost revenues. By adopting Streaming21's carrier-grade streaming solutions and @utoTOOLS's cutting-edge 3GPP technology, we can get to market quickly with exclusive and profitable service offerings to achieve our strategic goal of moving into the mobile TV business."
Dr. Jason Huang, Chairman of @utoTOOLS said, "From 1999 in Japan then Asia Pacific, Europe, USA till now in China, @utoTOOLS concentrates on 3GPP killer application innovation and development. There are many successful cases in several countries. We are glad to unite the most powerful entertainment content provider "ERA Digital Media" creating great enterprise in 3G world."
Dr. Joe Lin, President and CEO of Streaming21 said, "Offering a unique and compelling value proposition is the key to success for mobile multimedia services. We are glad to help I'mTV develop a highly reliable, easily customized and scalable platform that will enable them to fulfill our Anytime, Anywhere vision in a way that maximizes revenues from ubiquitous digital entertainment."
Streaming21 leads the industry with the most versatile and cost-effective platforms for streaming digital media over fixed and mobile networks. The company has extensive experience designing and deploying the scaleable IPTV solutions required to make ubiquitous access a market reality.
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