BT today announced a major extension of its mobile video service trial with Newmediacom to provide live video streaming of CNBC Europe news to mobile handsets in 17 European countries. The service will allow customers to view live broadcasts from CNBC Europe, the financial and business news network..
The service will benefit customers and business users who will be able to access industry news and information as it happens. Based on BT's leading edge Fastnets technology and Content Management Platform, the service can be accessed from a range of mobile devices. Users register for the service online and pay using their credit or debit cards for daily or monthly access.
Andy Lay, general manager of new business innovation for BT Wholesale said: "The trial of this new service further demonstrates BT's commitment to working with a range of exciting companies to drive innovative services in the UK and European markets."
Mick Buckley, President and CEO of CNBC Europe stated: "This deal re-enforces our leadership position in delivering quality business and financial news throughout Europe. This innovative mobile video capability perfectly complements our fast growing broadband service and provides a unique service for the business leaders, finance professionals, private investors, and those who need to know first, who make up our viewers across Europe."
Peter Jones, Chairman and CEO of Newmediacom's parent company, Phones International Group, said "This is the first pan - European mobile video service offering live broadcast services so we are delighted that CNBC Europe chose us to provide it. The service will be available through the leading mobile networks across Europe so it will be widely available. We will be making this service available to an ever increasing range of mobile phones and PDAs."