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Sky Unleashes Mobile TV Service For iPhone and iPod Touch Users

Broadcaster BSkyB has penned a deal with Apple to roll out its mobile TV service on the latter’s blockbuster iPhone and iPod devices, offering users to enjoy live access to sporting events including Premier League Football clashes right on the small screens of their high-end devices.

As from Tuesday, the broadcaster has made the service, dubbed as ‘Sky Mobile TV’, available to iPhone and iPod Touch users via a specifically-designed app.

The application lets iPhone and iPod Touch users to stream live content using Wi-Fi connection capabilities from a wide range of channels, including Sky Sports package, ESPN, Sky Sports News, to mention a few.

Users would just need to pay a monthly charge of worth £6 a month to have access to Sky’s Mobile TV service to enjoy swashbuckling sporting action while on the go.

The broadcaster’s mobile TV service would let the iPhone users to enjoy all live matches from Scottish Premier League, Barclays Premier League and Football League, along with other sporting events such as Premiership rugby, European Tour golf, and domestic cricket.

The app has already been published on the Apple App Store, and it’s free to download for all iPhone users, irrespective of the mobile network operator they are associated with.

David Gibbs, GM for mobile at Sky, touted the new move by saying, “By launching our new Sky Mobile TV app, we are able to combine the demand for great live TV on the move with the quality of experience offered through the iPhone and iTouch”.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.