Virgin Mobile Plans TV Service

Virgin Mobile is planning to launch a television service that will allow customers to watch a range of digital channels and even record programmes on their mobile phones”. The service, provisionally dubbed VMTV, will adapt the existing digital broadcast signal for viewing on the mobile phone. Which means that the TV streams won’t be specially changed for mobile viewing, but I guess it should be a lot cheaper for Virgin. It will probably reduce interactivity, though. “Virgin Mobile refused to name its broadcast partners yesterday but is understood to be in talks with a number of digital TV providers, including BSkyB. It is also seeking to use handsets that will allow customers to record programmes and watch them later.”
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