New software shows British TV live on iPhone

November 10, 2009
Broadcaster Sky launched an iPhone application Tuesday which allows viewers to watch live TV on the move and is thought to be the first commercial TV service backed by the broadcaster itself.

British broadcaster Sky launched an iPhone application Tuesday which allows viewers to watch live TV on the move and is thought to be the first commercial TV service backed by the broadcaster itself.

The application, which costs around six pounds (seven euros, 10 dollars) a month, allows viewers to watch channels including Sky News and Sky Sports, which shows Premier League football, via a Internet connection.

"Our new Sky mobile TV app (application) combines the demand for great live TV on the move with the high quality viewing experience offered by iPhone and iPod touch," said David Gibbs, general manager for mobile at Sky.

Commentators said the service could represent a breakthrough for efforts to screen on Apple's hugely popular .

"If Sky can ensure the quality of the service is good enough, this could be the catalyst for mobile phone TV to really take off," Tom Dunmore, of British gadgets magazine Stuff, told London's Evening Standard newspaper.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: Briefs: BT sees high demand for mobile TV, radio

Related Stories

Nokia N77 multimedia computer starts shipping

June 12, 2007

Finland is the first to experience optimized mobile TV with the Nokia N77 multimedia computer. Later this month also Vietnam and India will start shipments of the Nokia N77. Consumers will now be able to keep up to date with ...

Some cell phones to get live NCAA tournament games

March 18, 2009

(AP) -- March Madness is in the air. To be more specific, it's on airwaves that certain AT&T and Verizon Wireless phones can pick up, letting them show live NCAA basketball tournament games this season.

Skype comes to iPhones on Tuesday

March 30, 2009

Skype has confirmed that a free software application enabling iPhone owners to use its Internet telephone service will be available in Apple's online App Store beginning Tuesday.

Recommended for you

Schlieren images reveal supersonic shock waves

August 27, 2015

NASA researchers in California are using a modern version of a 150-year-old German photography technique to capture images of shock waves created by supersonic airplanes. Over the past five years scientists from NASA's Armstrong ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.