Mobistar launches HD mobile television on iPhone 3G and 3GS
Mobistar says it’s is the first operator in Belgium to launch HD (high
definition) technology for mobile television on the iPhone 3G and 3GS.
Mobistar is also expanding its mobile television range in a partnership
with public broadcasting companies VRT and RTBF.
A new iPhone portal will give Mobistar customers the opportunity to read
the VRT and RTBF news or watch RTBF streaming videos on their 3G and 3GS
iPhones. The new mobile television platform will be accessible from other
smartphones before the end of 2009.
Mobistar is also expanding its live television range via its partnership
with the country’s public broadcasters. Een, Ketnet/Canvas, La Une and La
Deux are being added to the existing TV offering. Mobistar mobile
television viewers can now zap through 24 channels and pay 49 cents a day
with a maximum of one hour’s viewing per day for their mobile television
experience. The electronic program guide will be offered free of charge to
Mobistar mobile TV customers.
Mobile television on the iPhone 3G and 3GS is accessible through web
browser Safari without any activation or installation. Under the
partnerships, VRT and RTBF not only provide live television but also RSS
feeds on news and sports. The news is located on the new iPhone portal and
is free to all Mobistar customers.
Customers can also watch news and entertainment videos and the “best of
web” for iPhone. The VRT is only providing streaming and text messages. The
new iPhone portal was developed by The Reference and mainly focuses on the
integration of third-party services. The Reference was also responsible for
the iPhone portal’s design, which concentrates on usability and customer
You can access the iPhone service via (http://iphone.mobistar.be/)