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Free TV comes to Vodafone

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Babelgum mobile TV television comes to the phones of Vodafone in the UK, albeit on a 6 month trial and only to a handful of Nokia handsets.

The free service known for its original video clips has just begun a half a year run, with the application now downloadable from Vodafone live! Although initially, it’s just for the Nokia handsets the N96, N95 and 6210 with a hope to expand this further.

Running over the 3G network, with what we’ve been told as containing – lots of music, film, comedy, animation and a selection of internationally-oriented content – its set to add worth to Vodafone’s flagging multimedia portal.

Known content already comes from the likes of Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Kings of Leon, Kaiser

Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand with web exclusives too. They also hold BBC comedy from The Office, The Mighty Boosh with clips from nature documentaries by Sir David Attenborough.

The service also supports video sharing, voting for favourites, plus taking part in competitions and sharing content over Facebook.

See more on the Babelgum here.

Vodafone has been well known for lacking in video content and has only provided a music portal in the past. With the network holding handsets such as the BlackBerry Storm, that just cries out for a service like Babelgum on its luscious screen.

Let’s hope they bring this feature to a wider range of phones, before the trial is out with a view to keeping the service full time.

5 replies on “Free TV comes to Vodafone”

Vodafone has been well known for lacking in video content and has only provided a music portal in the past

Minor correction. Vodafone has had a Mobile TV portal for several years. Loads of channels (Sky, C4, news, sports, adult) over RTSP (3G phone & coverage required).
It also provides the usual array of free and premium video clips.

I work for Voda – but I don't officially speak for them 🙂

I was a big fan of the [vodafone live tv] service when it was first launched. I believe back then it was free for three months and then £5pcm thereafter.

Its a good service but not one I'm willing to pay for –
(a point which is further backed up since the S60 iPlayer was launched)

I'll be interested in seeing what content is sent down the pipe but I doubt very much I'll be parting with any cash anytime soon.

I was a big fan of the [vodafone live tv] service when it was first launched. I believe back then it was free for three months and then £5pcm thereafter.

Its a good service but not one I'm willing to pay for –
(a point which is further backed up since the S60 iPlayer was launched)

I'll be interested in seeing what content is sent down the pipe but I doubt very much I'll be parting with any cash anytime soon.

Vodafone has been well known for lacking in video content and has only provided a music portal in the past

Minor correction. Vodafone has had a Mobile TV portal for several years. Loads of channels (Sky, C4, news, sports, adult) over RTSP (3G phone & coverage required).
It also provides the usual array of free and premium video clips.

I work for Voda – but I don't officially speak for them 🙂

I was a big fan of the [vodafone live tv] service when it was first launched. I believe back then it was free for three months and then £5pcm thereafter.

Its a good service but not one I'm willing to pay for –
(a point which is further backed up since the S60 iPlayer was launched)

I'll be interested in seeing what content is sent down the pipe but I doubt very much I'll be parting with any cash anytime soon.

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