Orange launches UK's first mobile TV service

Orange yesterday launched what is dubbed the UK's first mobile TV service. The carrier said it will offer nine channels of news, sports, and entertainment over its 3G network. Orange will launch other channels in the coming months. The mobile TV service will be available for $18 per month for roughly 20 hours of viewing. The service will first be available for the Nokia 6680. Orange already offers a similar mobile TV service in France.

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PLUS: According to a new survey from JupiterResearch, only 4 percent of US consumers polled said that watching TV on their mobile phone is a priority for them. While 44 percent said they do want TV on their handset, most want it for free and few are willing to pay for it. Nineteen percent of those surveyed said they were willing to pay for mobile TV services. Article