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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: August 18, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    O2 launches mobile TV

    Ciara O'Brien

    Remember back in 2007 when O2 trialled its broadcast TV service? It was only a pilot scheme, and it was only available in Dublin, as far as I can recall.

    The phones were also a bit unwieldy, but then they had to be if you weren’t going to go blind from squinting at them while trying to watch Home & Away on the bus on your way home every evening. It was entertaining.

    And then we heard nothing.
    But today, the mobile operator announced that it would be offering TV services to customers based on a 24 hour pass or a month pass for entertainment, news and sports channels. It’s not quite as impressive as the DVB-H service, but it’ll make a boring train journey go faster.

    It’s €1 for a 24-hour pass, or €5/€6 for a 30-day pass, depending what you sign up for.

    The catch: it’s only available on selected handsets. The bigger catch: the iPhone appears to be absent from that list.

    Here’s the list :

    Nokia: 6600, 5800, N958GB, E51,E63,,E71, E66, E75,6700,N86,N97

    Sony Ericsson: C510, C902, C905, W595i, W705i, W760i, W980, W995, X1, W890, W910I

    Samsung: F480, S8300, i900, i780