Monday, May 19, 2008

SingTel launches mio TV on Mobile

SingTel launched its mio TV on Mobile service -- the first such offering in Singapore. Compared to WAP TV services offered currently by SingTel and other service providers, mio TV on Mobile adds a number of innovations, such as an electronic programme guide (EPG), live TV channels and easy channel switching. One of its unique features is the easy-to-navigate interactive programming guide which displays information up to seven days in advance. The service features a TV remote control-like user interface that includes a number keypad and arrow keys which users can use to select and toggle between channels, as well as navigate up and down the menu. The EPG supports an interactive playlist with easy access to programme listings and information.

mio TV customers who subscribe to this service can look forward to the Remote Personal Video Recorder (PVR) that allows them to use their mobile phones to schedule recordings on their mio TV PVR service at home -- even when they are overseas. This service will be available by September this year.

SingTel launched its full mio TV over broadband service in July 2007.

mio TV on Mobile customers pay a flat monthly subscription of S$6 per month for unlimited viewing of the live channels. Pay Per View for channels and On Demand video are charged at $0.50 per clip. There are no data charges for downloading the mio TV on Mobile application, browsing the programme guide or watching programmes.