Mobile TV attracts 250,000 subs, claims Canal+

The French-based TV broadcaster Canal+ has announced that it had 250,000 subscribers to its mobile TV service via its partner networks SFR and Bouygues Telecom at the end of 2007. The service, which is being delivered by EDGE/3G/3.5G, is based upon two products--CanalSat Mobile and Canal+ Mobile--which the company claims has helped produce record subscriber growth of 225 per cent between 2006 and 2007.

Meanwhile, its rival, France Telecom subsidiary Orange, is reportedly doing even better, having signed up 500,000 mobile TV subscribers.

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