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Old 11-01-2005, 01:30 PM   #1 (Print)
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Sky TV via mobile phone goes 'nationwide'

According to the Vodafone website:
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On November 1 st, Vodafone will be the first UK mobile network to bring you Sky Mobile TV. This exciting new service lets you watch a wide variety of popular channels on your Vodafone mobile.
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Package 1 – News and Sport
Sky News (live), CNN (live), Bloomberg (live), Sky Sports News, At the Races (live), Discovery Channel, History Channel, Biography Channel, National Geographic.

Package 2 – Music & Entertainment
Sky One, MTV, Paramount Comedy, Living, MTV Music News (live), Nickleodeon, Cartoon Network, Bravo, Sky Movie Review, Simpsons.

Variety Pack
HBO, Fashion TV, Chilli Extreme, UEFA Champions League.
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From November 1st until January 31st it is free. From February 1st each package costs just £5 per month. .
http://www.vodafone-i.co.uk/live/live_tv.html
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:53 PM   #2 (Print)
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A very interesting development from a technical standpoint and what it might point to in the future, but as things stand I have zero interest in watching this stuff on a screen that small. And the packages seem very limited. I can see that a typical user might want Sky One and HBO or Sky Sports News and UEFA Champions League.
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:14 PM   #3 (Print)
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My guess is that it is targeted at people on the move / away from home in which case the small screen is a bonus.

Getting the pictures as well as the sound when a major incident brings your transport to a grinding halt adds an interesting dimension - thinking back to July 7th, perhaps too much information

Will we see people having a break in, say, Starbucks, turning to their mobile instead of a newspaper?
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:18 PM   #4 (Print)
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I can see the point of sports services and news services being available, though I'd have thought a short on-demand news bulletin might be a good option, in addition to a live news channel.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:43 AM   #5 (Print)
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My guess is that it is targeted at people on the move / away from home in which case the small screen is a bonus.

Getting the pictures as well as the sound when a major incident brings your transport to a grinding halt adds an interesting dimension - thinking back to July 7th, perhaps too much information

Will we see people having a break in, say, Starbucks, turning to their mobile instead of a newspaper?
I can seen people driving home with their 'phones on the dashboard watching tv.

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Old 11-06-2005, 04:46 PM   #6 (Print)
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I can seen people driving home with their 'phones on the dashboard watching tv.


My buddy at work already does that with his PSP

Kinda worrying, although one of my old friends used to drive with his knees while playing with the stereo and rolling a cigarette

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Old 11-07-2005, 08:57 AM   #7 (Print)
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:16 AM   #8 (Print)
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:28 AM   #9 (Print)
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it's starting to worry me as to how many morning commute drivers are watching recorded TV on their screen mounted displays. I'm sure that the second they get pulled over they hit the GPS button and the telly program disappears - what TV program officer?

don't like blackberry email doofer users either.

one of them is going to have me off my bike at the lights one day.
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