Government-owned telecom company BSNL has launched their ‘TV in mobile handset’ service in India. Thus, BSNL broadband consumers in India will soon be able to enjoy the broadband multi-play scheme sometime soon this year.
With this ‘TV in mobile handset’ service, BSNL’s GSM service customers will soon be able to watch as many as 12 channels on their compatible mobile devices. Some of these channels include NDTV, CNBC, Aajtak, Times Now, Zoom, Bindaas, ETV and TV9.’
However, by the end of 2007, BSNL aims to incorporate a total of 32 channels in the ‘TV in mobile handset’ service.
Initially, the BSNL ‘TV in mobile’ services will be available on select Nokia handsets. Later, the service will be extended to Sony Ericsson and Motorola handsets.
Not only that; BSNL has already tied up with Apalya Technologies, who will provide the content in the form of TV signals that would be available on BSNL GSM handsets.
In order to view the TV content via their mobile phones, BSNL customers will have to go to the mobi.tv website via their phones.
The BSNL ‘TV in mobile’ service will be free for the next 30 days. Currently, the service is available in the eastern and north-eastern regions of India.