UAE - Double the fun at half the price with Etisalat Mobile TV Service

Saturday, February 24th, 2007 

3G-enabled mobile users can now view their favorite TV Channels at AED 39 per month

ABU DHABI — Etisalat today announced the launch of its new and exciting Mobile TV service for GSM postpaid and Wasel prepaid customers, which allows mobile users with 3G enabled handsets to watch popular news, sport and entertainment channels live on their phones. The monthly fee for this service is AED 39.

Etisalat mobile users will be able to connect instantly and enjoy watching TV channels on their mobile screens. The channels offered in the first phase of this service include: Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, Abu Dhabi TV, Dubai Sports, Al Arabiya TV, BBC World, CNBC Arabiya, Emirates, MBC1, Al Jazeera Al Jazeera International and Sama Dubai.

Essa Al Haddad, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat, said, “Etisalat’s mission is to extend people’s reach and by launching Mobile TV service we give our valued customers the freedom to access information and watch their preferred programmes on the move.”

“The carefully selected channels for the first phase of this service allow customers to be instantly updated of the latest news and information all over the UAE. With this service, our customers are assured that they will not miss their favorite programme”, he added.

Subscription for Mobile TV service and can be done through SMS by typing “r mtv” and sending it to 1010.

Customers can access Mobile TV service through Weyak link sent to their mobile (mobile.weyak.ae) using Ewap. Customers can also access this service by having a bookmark on their mobile menu for Internet access. Customers click on the Mobile TV icon in Weyak mobile portal where a number of live TV channels will be listed in the mobile TV folder on their handsets. Customers can click on any of those channels, and using media software such as Real Player they can play, stop and pause the streamed video on their full mobile screen.