Mobilecasting Update: Melodeo Intros UK Mobile Podcast Service

Jan 8th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General, Mobile Podcasting

Melodeo today announced the first on-demand mobile podcast and radio listening service in the UK with British wireless operator 3.

Melodeo’s Mobilcast mobile podcast and radio listening service is immediately available to almost 4 million wireless customers in the UK and more than 40 million wireless customers in North America through distribution deals with Cingular Wireless and Alltel Wireless in the United States and Rogers Wireless in Canada.

“Podcasting has revolutionized radio by putting the listener in control — they decide when and where to listen to a show,” said Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong. “3’s new mobile podcasting service takes the genre to the next level; with instant access without a computer, expect to see millions more people jumping on the podcasting bandwagon.”

“Mobilcast customers in the UK will be able to select on-demand podcasts from popular sources such as BBC, Financial Times, National Geographic, as well as thousands of independent podcasts from all over the world,” said Don Davidge, Melodeo Founder and Senior Vice President of Sales.

“In a matter of just a few months podcasting has taken off in the UK with the likes of Chris Moyles and The Adam and Joe Podcast breaking it in the mainstream,” said Graeme Oxby, Marketing Director of 3. “This new technology is set to make it easier than ever before to access the best podcasts anytime and anyplace.”

Mobilcast is available to customers of 3’s new X Series mobile internet service. Customers signing up for the monthly package will get unlimited data, webmail, 50 hours of Orb data, free Skype-to-Skype calls, unlimited MSN instant messenger and 50 hours plus access to their home TV service via SlingBox. 3 customers will initially be able to download podcasts using the Nokia N73 handset with more to follow after launch.

No Responses to “Mobilecasting Update: Melodeo Intros UK Mobile Podcast Service”

  1. Karin Hoegh says:

    What I would like to know Рwill there be automatic download Рif not, I´m not impressed Рif mobile phones should compete with iPods/iTunes there is no point in asking people to update and download Рon de demand is not enough, if you ask me Рsubscription is the key in podcasting.

  2. Rob Greenlee says:

    You might find it interesting and helpful to view and or share links to Mobilcast – Mobile Podcast Listening Application Demo Videos posted to the New Mobilcaster Blog – http://www.mobilcaster.com.

    Over 90% of Mobilcast users stream on-demand to get short-form daily and hourly updated podcasts. The podcasts that are most popular are music, comedy and news update podcasts.

    Mobilcast is currently available through Cingular and Alltel here in the US. Mobilcast is expanding around the world as you can see with this UK announcement. If you are a podcaster then please submit your video or audio podcast to us. Visit: http://www.melodeo.com to submit your feed.

    Here is the complete Melodeo Mobilcast release for 3 in the UK –
    http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=200435
    http://www.smstextnews.com/2007/01/three_uks_mobilcast_is_a_piece_of_genius.html

    Here is the Mobilcast video Demo link:

    5 Minute Mobilcast Video Demo posted to YouTube

  3. info says:

    Rob

    Thanks for sharine the links – looks like your new blog is off to a great start, too!

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