Unveils Mobile TV and Mobile Video Blog Services through 3G and WiFi Networks
Taipei, Taiwan - February 14, 2007 - Streaming21, the world's leader in broadcast-quality streaming solutions, and @utoTOOLS, the leading 3GPP communication solutions provider, today announced that they have successfully rolled-out mobile live television, mobile on demand and mobile Vlog (Video Blog) services for I'mTV in Asia. I'mTV's new mobile services are now available in Taiwan and access will soon be expanded throughout the Asia Pacific. Users can register for unlimited service at $3 per month by going to www.im.tv/.
Mobile Television services, adopting the 3GPP media format, enable subscribers to watch live TV channels by using 3G-ready handsets. Mobile Vlog, the hottest user-generated content service, allows subscribers to easily upload their personal videos for sharing with others through 3G-enabled handsets.
I'mTV, operated by ERA Digital Media, offers a wide selection of interactive TV services over the Internet including VOD (Video On Demand), TV Broadcasting, Live Events, Online Learning, Online Shopping and Vlog services. These new mobile TV services extend the company's service portfolio to include ubiquitous access to digital entertainment. With over 500,000 worldwide members, I'mTV service is available in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.K. I'mTV expects to have a user base of millions by the end of 1Q07.
Chiu Fu-Shen, President of ERA Digital Media said, "Digital convergence of the Internet, mobile, and television is the future of entertainment. Thanks to Streaming21 and @utoTOOLS's innovative technology, I'mTV now can offer converged services across mobile terminals and the Internet to attract new subscribers and boost revenues. By adopting Streaming21's carrier-grade streaming solutions and @utoTOOLS's cutting-edge 3GPP technology, we can get to market quickly with exclusive and profitable service offerings to achieve our strategic goal of moving into the mobile TV business."
Dr. Jason Huang, Chairman of @utoTOOLS said, "From 1999 in Japan then Asia Pacific, Europe, USA till now in China, @utoTOOLS concentrates on 3GPP killer application innovation and development. There are many successful cases in several countries. We are glad to unite the most powerful entertainment content provider "ERA Digital Media" creating great enterprise in 3G world."
Dr. Joe Lin, President and CEO of Streaming21 said, "Offering a unique and compelling value proposition is the key to success for mobile multimedia services. We are glad to help I'mTV develop a highly reliable, easily customized and scalable platform that will enable them to fulfill our Anytime, Anywhere vision in a way that maximizes revenues from ubiquitous digital entertainment."
Streaming21 leads the industry with the most versatile and cost-effective platforms for streaming digital media over fixed and mobile networks. The company has extensive experience designing and deploying the scaleable IPTV solutions required to make ubiquitous access a market reality.
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Streaming21 is the world leader in providing interactive IPTV solutions over Fixed-Mobile-Convergence (FMC) and open networks. The solutions successfully enable fixed, mobile, or xSP operators to generate revenues from services delivered across heterogeneous networks. Streaming21's groundbreaking technologies enable digital video entertainment anytime, anywhere and on any device. Built upon a revolutionary and patented architecture, Streaming21's solutions enable the deployment of rich-media services with carrier-class scalability, 24/7 operations, and broadcast-quality delivery. The solutions use standard hardware to lower the total cost of ownership and can deliver content to more users concurrently with patented technologies. The platform is open and flexible to readily integrate value-added services. To learn more about Streaming21's solutions and industry leading partners, please call +886-2-2500-0680 or visit www.streaming21.com.
Established in 1994, @utoTOOLS is aiming to be one of the leading telecommunication system solutions providers. Our mission is to Connect Anywhere, Anytime and Any Device.
1. Company types: professional software service company, commercial software product company, and general-purpose software and hardware products.
2. Since 1994 @utoTOOLS has been specialized in delivering professional software services and by 1999 @utoTOOLS switched its focus to mobile telecommunication software and hardware development.
3. Network related and multimedia communication application software and hardware product e.g. intelligent home appliances and 3G cell phone developments.
4. 3G-CPE global communication streaming media related equipments and application software developer.
5.The total solution and cutting edge development capability of Mobile Internet multimedia application development which unifies the upper, middle and lower value chains, has established @utoTOOLS as the mainstream MMS and multimedia communication solutions provider.
6. In order to expand company profit share, @utoTOOLS is concentrating in elevating its technology level and core products competitiveness.
To learn more about @utoTOOLS's solutions, please visit autotools.net.
About ERA Digital Media & I'mTV
ERA Digital Media Co. Ltd. is the provider of I'mTV, an Internet based Real-Time Interactive Solution (RTIS). I'mTV enables real time interactivity in both LAN and Internet environment via uni-casting and multi-casting, delivering multimedia (Audio, Video, and Data) contents to the world. Established in 2001, ERA Digital Media is the technology arm of Digital ERA Corporation, a company that focuses on the aggregation, production and delivery of multimedia digital content. A privately owned company, ERA employs more than 1,000 staff around the world with operations and partnerships spanning across the globe in the following areas: Washington, USA, San Jose, USA, Tokyo, Japan, Taipei, Taiwan (Asia Pacific HQ), Hong Kong and Singapore. To learn more about ERA and I'mTV, please visit www.im.tv.