Feb 22, 2013
Staines-upon-Thames, UK, 22 February 2013: Mobile World Live TV, the television channel dedicated to Mobile World Congress 2013, Barcelona, 25 – 28 February, will be available live on any handheld device, thanks to the advanced streaming capabilities of Yospace.
Mobile World Live TV features special keynote presentations, interviews with senior executives and industry leaders, news and discussions. The service runs around the clock throughout the duration of Mobile World Congress.This is the third year that Yospace has provided the streaming technology. The live video feed is encoded by Yospace into formats suitable for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices.“In an event as busy as Mobile World Congress, it is important that both attendees and global viewers are able to catch up on the news wherever they are through the delivery of high-quality video streaming,” said Trevor Skinner, digital director, GSMA, the organisation that delivers Mobile World Congress.David Springall, technical director of Yospace, added “We are delighted to be collaborating with the GSMA on Mobile World Live TV again this year, and bringing the informative content to the wide mobile audience.”Mobile World Live TV can be accessed via mobileworldcongress.com and mobileworldlive.com, as well as on Android, Apple and Windows apps. Yospace streaming and content replacement technologies will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress on the Yospace stand, 8.1B4.
The GSMA’s award-winning Mobile World Live TV is the official broadcast service of Mobile World Congress. Mobile World Live TV will broadcast live from Mobile World Congress 2013 via a dedicated channel across Catalonia, reaching 150 attendee hotels and 20,000 bedrooms. Mobile World Live TV will also be available to more than 70,000 event attendees throughout the venue via numerous monitors strategically located within the Fira Gran Via. In addition, the channel will be streamed live via the GSMA app and to the Mobile World Live website (www.mobileworldlive.com). Mobile World Live TV 2013 is supported by Platinum Sponsor Windows Phone; Gold Sponsor Acer; and Silver Sponsor Mobily. About Yospace Founded in 1999, Yospace is a veteran of the mobile & multimedia industry. It provides a highly innovative platform allowing broadcasters, digital publishers, applications developers and mobile operators to rapidly and affordably deliver and monetise cross platform video services.With the growing convergence of traditional broadcast with cross platform media consumption, Yospace is now a major player in content distribution. It entered the market in 2005, delivering user-generated content to mobiles, first through the breakthrough SeeMeTV community on the UK network 3. Today it provides streaming services and advertising replacement technology to broadcasters looking to retain audience loyalty and build revenues by making content available on all connected platforms and devices.Yospace provides its solutions in the cloud as software as a service model. This allows it to provide highly scalable solutions giving its clients flexibility without being locked in to heavy costs.The company’s customers include Thomson Reuters, Canadian Broadcasting, BBC, Vodafone Group, ITV, Hearst Television, UTV and Al Jazeera.
Yospace is the foremost provider of server-side ad insertion (SSAI) technologyin the world today. Its solution allows live streams and on demand (VoD)content to be monetised for OTT in a way that is true to the seamless viewerexperience of linear television, while opening up benefits of digitaladvertising such as one-to-one addressability and real-time measurement.Yospace is a division of the RTL Group. Customers include; DirecTV, Fox, Sky,ITV, Channel 4, TV4, TV2, Telia, RTL, Seven, Nine & Optus.