Mobile World Congress streamed live with Yospace

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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.

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About Mobile World Live TV

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.

Live Streaming of Mobile World Congress Keynotes to Mobile

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For the first time, Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona will see live coverage of keynote speeches streamed direct to mobile following an expansion of the GSMA’s relationship with mobile video specialist Yospace. Thanks to yospaceCDS’s breadth of device support, anyone with a streaming capable mobile device will be able to watch live coverage of keynotes on Monday 14th February from Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter and Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft, and on Tuesday 15th February from Eric Schmidt, CEO and Chairman of Google.

Trevor Skinner, GSMA Digital Director said “Following the experience gained working with Yospace to power our mobile VoD coverage from last year’s event, we’re very pleased to be extending this year’s live coverage to a wider mobile audience”.

Round the clock coverage of Mobile World Congress 2011 including the live keynotes will be available from 9am CET on Monday 14th February to 6pm CET Thursday 17th February.  Mobile users can access the coverage through the Mobile World Live mobile site, as well as the Mobile World Live iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps.

http://mobileworldlive.mobi