Tuesday, February 7, 2023

8TV Mobile Site

Media Prima via its “New Media” team(ALT Media) will be launching a mobile site for its TV station- 8TV, later today.

Point your mobile browser to mobile.8tv.com.my and watch 10 8TV most popular content(Mandarin News, Blogger Boy, 8 Style…) on your mobile phone. The content is free and you are recommended to subscribe to a data plan, unless they(ALT Media) announce it with a customised data plan(later today).

It works on any phones, Symbian, Windows Mobile and even the iPhone as long as it plays Youtube. The best thing is if it is unable to stream it, you will be given the option to download the content to your phone.

The only thing I am hoping is to see the telcos offer unlimited streaming packages specifically targeted to this service, this will drive usage of using mobile data on the phone.

ALT Media might also offer a Video News Alert service(something like sms news alert but this service includes link to the news video) and a mobile download site- http://mobsta.my/(You should check out this site- language classes & more)

Congratulation Media Prima, you developed the mobile sites without any help from the telcos, great work! Let’s see how the telcos response to this media giant.

Visit the Mobile World website for official story later today or tomorrow.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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