Watch news on mobile phones

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Jan 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Communications Bhd has launched its “Video Live” service which allows its subscribers to watch current news or music video clips on their mobile phones. 

The company has signed a deal with Astro provider Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd that allows it to broadcast streaming videos of the satellite TV's CNBC and channels in real time to mobile phones. 

“Our post-paid and prepaid customers can now enjoy regional news and the latest music hits 'live' at any time and anywhere, from their mobile phones,” Maxis chief operating officer Edward Ying said at the launch here yesterday. 

Maxis users can also check out pre-recorded clips of programme highlights from channels such as AXN, National Geographic, AEC and Astro hit shows like Akademi Fantasia; music videos from the Beatles, Chemical Brothers and Coldplay; and trailers of movies like Trauma and Gothika

“We are also working to obtain rights to other content such as live telecasts of sporting events like the upcoming Euro 2004 tournament and many more,” said Ying. 

To access this new service, customers must own a mobile phone that supports video streaming.  

So far, the service is only available on the Nokia 3650, 3660, 6600, 7650 and N-Gage, and Sony Ericsson P800 and P900 mobile phones. 

Maxis customers will enjoy unlimited viewing of “Video Live” content for just RM10 a month until Feb 29. 

After this promotional period, customers will be charged according to the amount of data they download at fees to be announced later, said Ying.  

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