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SERVICE: DW-TV launches Mobile TV format with hourly updated News streams
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 01.06.07 - 18:31:45 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 16137x
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No, Deutsche Welle TV is neither BBC International nor CNN and it's virtually unknown within Germany because it's broadcasting outside of Germany only but it's a fine German TV channel which is now offering news briefs from DW-TV for mobile devices such as mobile phones, PDAs and BlackBerrys. A one-minute news overview in English and German is available in 3GPP format, both as a stream and to download. The headlines are updated every hour.
Since 2005, Deutsche Welle has offered special Internet services for cell phone and other mobile devices.

The offering was expanded to incorporate 20 languages for the 2006 soccer World Cup. Both the English and German programming from DW-RADIO recently became available by mobile phone as well.

"Our worldwide target group wants to use media, including television news, independent of time and place and, with this attractive format for our mobile products, we are fulfilling that need," said DW-TV's editor-in-chief, Dagmar Engel.

"The new video format for mobile phones is another step towards implementing DW'S multiplatform strategy," said Holger Hank, director of new media. "Our goal is to make DW's programs and products available on as many sustainable platforms as possible."

Click on the link below to get DW-TV News on the go - free of charge. As always, either a W-LAN or UMTS/HSDPA  connection is recommend and Deutsche Welle explicitly recommends devices such as a mobile phone, PDA or Pocket PC. However, your device needs to be able to play 3GPP files (which all UMTS devices can play).

Cheers ~ Arne

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