Mobile TV Service To Launch in Mexico

Mexican telcos are gearing up for mobile TV services: Iusacell, owned by media and retail billionaire Carlos Salinas, will be the first to roll out mobile TV services later this summer. MobiTV is providing the technological platform and licenses that will allow Iusacell to offer Toon World, Fashion TV, Comedy Time, ABC News and TV Azteca’s national channels.
Telcel, owned by Latin America’s wealthiest businessman, Carlos Slim, tied up last week with Motorola and Fox Latin American Channels to offer “24: Conspiracy,” the first made-for-mobile series. It has already been released in the U.S. and U.K.