11/18/2008 12:48:00 PM
3 partner with Sky Mobile to offer Sky TV to customers
3 customers can now get Sky TV Mobile in the palm of their hands for an added monthly cost.
The service availability on 3 is the first time that Sky Mobile will be available ‘off portal'. Although advertised on ‘Planet 3’ all video content will transferred through a separate video server not through the 3 portal.
This means 3 customers will have to consider whether or not to take out an internet add on package before they start streaming content. An internet add on will cost extra on top of the £5 monthly charge for the service.
Sky TV Mobile has a flat rate of £5 per month or £1 for a day. An internet add on from 3 is available from £2.50 per month for 10MB of data.
Sky Mobile services are now available on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and 3 UK, the service has in excess of 200,000 subscriptions making it the UK’s largest 3G mobile TV service.
David Gibbs, general manager, mobile, BSkyB, comments: ‘We are excited to launch some of Sky’s most popular live mobile TV channels on 3 UK. As we’ve seen since launching Sky Mobile TV in 2005, month after month Sky content continues to top the mobile channel rankings.’
Fergal Walker, 3’s director of product management, said: ‘With more and more customers using their phones to access data rich services on the internet such as music and TV, we’re delighted to welcome Sky’s successful mobile TV channels. We know sport and news are major drivers of mobile TV, so offering the likes of Sky Sports and Sky News to our customers ensures we continue to press ahead in delivering the best mobile internet services.’