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KIT digital and Media Gateway partner to distribute video content on next generation mobile phones

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, June 07 - 2008 @ 10:38

This new mobile content will be made available on next-generation handsets first in the United Arab Emirates and will then reach mobile consumers throughout the rest of MENA and in other places around the world where mobile IPTV is becoming the most exciting feature of cellular phone usage.

KIT digital, a global provider of IPTV enablement technology and video-centric interactive marketing solutions, has a wide selection of mobile TV content, including a unique, daily, global sports programming, SportCall, which gives subscribers access to sport news from the world’s leading sports news video agency, SNTV.

Adrian Wood, managing director of Media Gateway, said,

“Working with over 400 content providers, we are focused on delivering the widest array of new digital media to our customers and various platforms around the world. In the expanding world of mobile TV, sports content continues to take the lead. Therefore, it is important to have the strongest partners on board. KIT’s offering is a key differentiator for us and will play an integral role in selling mobile TV to subscribers.”

“Video-over-mobile offerings are burgeoning worldwide. Consumers want to instant access to their preferred content and carriers and handset manufacturers are looking for companies that can make this happen in a localized and cost effective manner-both from a technical services and from a content programming perspective,” said Henrik Eklund, president of Kamera and KIT digital’s mobile solutions division. “Through the recent merger of Kamera and KIT digital, we have created a broad platform that meets the needs of the mobile video consumer and the companies that serve them.”

Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, chairman & CEO of KIT digital, commented, “KIT digital continues to create partnerships with leading corporations in high-growth geographies. Anyone who has done business in the new media content marketplace outside of the traditional North American and the U.K. context knows and respects what Media Gateway has achieved over the years. We are very pleased that our first enterprise partnership in the region involves another Dubai-based industry leader, and look forward to revealing our handset manufacturer relationships at a later date.”

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