Smart launches myTV
Just came back from the official launch of Smart myTV, the new mobile TV service in partnership with 360media (and MediaQuest). They designed the NBC Tent at the Fort with picturesque booths representing situations/locations where myTV could be enjoyed — on the beach, the golf course, at the bus stop, coffee shop, living room, and inside the car (which I think is a potential road hazard).
I earlier posted about MediaQuest’s announcement of mobile TV and even doubted whether the mass market is ready for it (only around 17% of Filipino homes are on cable). Some of my obvious questions before where now answered — Php488 a month for both post-paid and prepaid subscribers (pre-paid will need to have a Php489 load to activate). Available channels include CNN, MTV Philippines, Cartoon Network, National Geographic, Pinoy Box Office, The History Channel, Solar Sports, Basketball TV, ETC and Jack TV.
Area coverage includes Mega Manila (from North to South Luzon Expressway), Cebu, Davao, Tagaytay, Batangas, and Baguio City which will be followed by Boracay and Cagayan de Oro soon. The only available handset that’s DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting – Handheld) capable is that bulky Nokia N92 but the N77 will be coming out soon.
If you have an N92 now and on the Smart network, you can try myTV for free until August 30, 2007.
[tags]smart mytv, pldt, 360media, mediaquest[/tags]