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27th December

    Joint Censorship ... 


mobile phoneInstructional Smoke Weed download causes stink

Based on an article from Easier
Similar sounding Smoke Weed available on YouTube

An instructional video demonstrating how 'Make the Perfect Joint' has been removed after thousands of UK teenagers downloaded the tutorial to their mobile phones. Tocmag (, the free user-generated mobile content service, moved quickly to delete the mobile magazine after a Bristol teacher alerted them to the issue.

The Tocmag was live for three days and generated over 5000 downloads to UK mobiles, mostly thought to be school children. Tocmags are automatically stored on mobile phone memories so it is impossible to know how many times it has been viewed.

The Tocmag video, entitled smoke-weed by its anonymous author, was accompanied by a six-page mini-magazine listing the top ten activities to try when you're caned.

As anyone can create and upload content onto mobiles free of charge, Tocmag employ a team of human censors to filter-out inappropriate material. However some publications have inevitably slipped through the net.


20th December

    Oh Too Dear ...


950 Pounds O2 Thank YouO2 Mobile TV 950 for 2 hours

From The Times

Watching television on his mobile landed one O2 customer with a bill of almost 1,000.

Some of Britain's biggest mobile firms are charging their customers hundreds of pounds when they use the latest technology to watch films or TV on their handsets, even though others are offering the service for as little as 10 a month.

Michael Schaefer was charged 950 in just four days by O2 after using his 3G phone to view TV for just two hours. Schaefer connected his O2 mobile to his home TV with a device called a Slingbox, which uses a broadband link to allow programmes to be "streamed" directly to a high-speed mobile without having to wait for it to download. Slingboxes are available from Currys for 140.

Had he used T-Mobile, he would have been charged no more than 27.50 a month, or 35 a month with the 3 network.

However, Schaefer was on an O2 tariff, which allows for only 100 kilobytes (kb) of free downloads, after which 3 is charged per megabyte (mb). However, his 3G phone is capable of downloading 385kb per second, suggesting he used up all his inclusive data allowance in the first second.

After a lengthy letter to the operator, complaining that he was not aware of the charge and arguing that he was simply taking advantage of 3G technology, O2 eventually waived his fee.

O2 admitted that its technology was moving faster than its pricing structure, adding that a committee had been set up to investigate the issue. Our technology has run away from our tariffs and we are taking action, it said.


17th November

    Mobile Response

Respond Mobile logoFrom X Biz

Respond Mobile has announced the impending launch of a pan-European mobile TV delivery platform specifically for adult content. Scheduled to debut in January, the new platform will be called Rhythm TV and feature some of the biggest names in adult.

Our platform will specialize only in adult TV, Respond Mobile Marketing Director Will Rogers said. His firm decided to deal exclusively in adult content because Vodafone, one of Europe's chief mobile providers, claims that 30% of its video content is adult.

Respond Mobile currently has 11 channels that have agreed to carry its content for the launch next month: At the moment I can announce that we're partnering with Total Media, and we'll be launching XXXTV, 100 Percent Babes and also Amateur Babes in the U.K.


8th November

    Sky Phone

Sky logoFrom Digital TV Group

BSkyB is extending its mobile television service to customers of Orange 3G and 3 UK. Sky launched the service last October exclusively with Vodafone and this summer had 100,000 3G customers paying on average 10 per month for the premium offering.

Sky said Orange 3G customers would be able to receive up to 23 Sky mobile TV channels, some made for mobile, others streamed as live. Customers are able to choose from three themed packs of Sky channels, dedicated to news, sport, entertainment and music programmes, each costing 5 per month. 3 customers have a similar offer though the service will be free for the first month.


16th October

    Hardcore 3 Outsell Softcore Rubbish on Orange and Vodafone

3 logoFrom Mad

When buying porn from a shop, it's normally the customers who are embarrassed. But on mobile, it's the retailers. Although all the UK operators now offer some form of adult content on their portals, many are shy of promoting that fact.

They have good reasons, but some content providers say the operators' hang-ups are restricting the growth of the industry. Analysts recently downgraded its predictions for mobile adult content revenues in Western Europe.

Senior analyst Windsor Holden said:  This is because of the trouble operators have had with age-verification, the fact that the operators aren't offering this kind of material, and the fact that the distribution channels haven't been put in place.

Content providers are more blunt. Julia Dimambro, CEO of mobile adult portal Cherrysauce, says that a key problem is the way most operators tend to use external aggregators to source content for their adult services: They tend to be from the mobile side of the industry, with no experience in selling adult or erotic content. They're mobile content experts, not adult experts, and 90% of the time they don't understand the adult consumer.

Talk to other content providers, and you'll hear the same complaints, with two bugbears in particular. First: the operators rely on a few big brands, resulting in a narrower range of content in an area which, online at least, is the epitome of long-tail niches.

The big brands are limiting the choice that's available to the wider mobile audience, says Dimambro. It's affecting the bottom line. However, others point out that this is hardly surprising, given their inexperience in the adult sector.

Another issue is the tameness of the adult content operators are selling on-portal. Even with their age-verification systems in place, most operators have strict limits on the explicitness of their content.

With the best will in the world, I can't see the mobile operators offering the kind of material that you can get on the internet or in private shops up and down the country, says Holden.

3 UK is the notable exception, not just for being the operator most comfortable talking about its adult content, but also as the one that offers hardcore 'R18' content on-portal, behind suitably rigorous age-verification systems.

3 launched its first streaming R18 channel six months ago, and it has since expanded the range to seven channels. Nichols says that 3's adult revenues have doubled in the past six to eight months, which surely indicates a strong demand for this hardcore content. 3 also carefully chooses the brands and aggregators it works with, not just on size - although it does have a high-profile deal with Playboy Inc - but on issues such as security, stability and reliability.

However, other operators play down the popularity of this kind of content. A spokesman for Vodafone Global pointed out that while the operator does offer adult mobile TV channels, they're not even in the top ten most popular channels on Vodafone's service.

Meanwhile, an Orange spokeswoman reported a similar view. "Orange does offer two adult channels. Glamour is un-age verified, and is FHM-type content. Then there's a specific age-verified adult channel, where users have to be 18 or over to gain access. It's not hardcore pornography, but it's a little bit more fruity than FHM."


19th September

    Trapped in a Walled Garden

From the BBC

For the mobile industry, waiting for people to use the net via their phone has been like waiting for a bus that never comes.

Even though a huge number of mobile phones in use can access the internet, and after the launch of faster third-generation (3G) data services, only 10% of Europeans actually use their handsets to go online.

The slow take up has been blamed on the restrictions phone firms place on net access, confusion over cost, awkward page layouts and slow browsing speeds. To make matters worse, 3G handsets have been clunky rather than funky.

The networks are starting to tackle these problems and smaller handsets are starting to crop up. They are also starting to tailor content more specifically for mobile phones and get familiar web-names onto handsets.

Operators are also starting to dismantle their walled gardens and are giving customers greater freedom to roam the net via their handset. Before now many have limited customers to a few select sites.

Operators who adopt a walled-garden approach are actually missing the point, said Stuart Jackson of Orange World. It's not about the content that you can give to the customer, it's about the content the customer wants to access,

A broader industry initiative should make the whole process of going online a far more pleasant experience. From next month anyone will be able to register a .mobi net address. This domain is meant solely for sites that will be navigable by phones and anyone signing up must ensure their site meets a strict set of accessibility standards

MTLD, the organisation behind .mobi, expects 200,000 mobile sites to be registered in the next year.

Operators are also tackling the biggest bar to greater net use - connection speed. In the home many net users enjoy speeds in excess of 1mbps. By comparison the 300kbps speed of 3G is glacially slow.

One technology that could boost mobile surfing speeds is the formidably named High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). Operators across the world are adopting the technology quickly. In the UK T-Mobile was the first to launch a HSDPA service.

Paul Sludden from T-Mobile said: With HSDPA the testing that we've undertaken on the live network we've found we can achieve up to four times the speed of 3G. That's quite a significant improvement, and an enhancement for the customer.

HSDPA uses a technology called extended codes, and the point of that is that it gives you a lot more data, but it also means it's very vulnerable to interference, said technology journalist Guy Kewney.


8th August
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8th September

    ITV on 3

From The Guardian

Viewers of Coronation Street , Emmerdale , Bad Girls and Love Island will soon be able to keep up with events live via mobile phone.

ITV has granted an exclusive 3G licence to 3 for six months from the autumn, which will enable 3.5 million of the mobile network's customers to watch live terrestrial TV. ITV hopes the service can provide a small but much needed boost to its recent poor viewing figures. According to ITV, evidence from mobile TV services suggests that those who watch television on their phones are new viewers.

Details of how 3's mobile customers will pay for the ITV they watch have yet to be revealed. It may be offered free with some mobile contracts, or it could require an additional payment.

8th September

 Update: ITV on 3 but not Free

From The Telegraph

ITV1 has become the first British terrestrial channel to broadcast directly to mobile telephones.

About 3.7 million owners of the mobile phone company 3's handsets will be able to subscribe to the service for 99p a day, or as part of a package costing 5 a month.

The "simulcast" service means that there is no longer any need to set the video or dash home to catch Coronation Street or X-Factor – viewers can now watch them anywhere they can get mobile reception.

The mobile phone version of ITV1 will be almost identical to the conventional channel, but will not show advertisements. Instead commercial breaks will be filled with trailers for programmes. Some films will not be broadcast because of rights issues. The quiz channel ITV Play is also available for 49p a day.

Viewers wanting to watch live streamed television on a mobile will need to ensure that their home is covered by a television licence.


8th August

    ITV on 3

From The Guardian

Viewers of Coronation Street , Emmerdale , Bad Girls and Love Island will soon be able to keep up with events live via mobile phone.

ITV has granted an exclusive 3G licence to 3 for six months from the autumn, which will enable 3.5 million of the mobile network's customers to watch live terrestrial TV. ITV hopes the service can provide a small but much needed boost to its recent poor viewing figures. According to ITV, evidence from mobile TV services suggests that those who watch television on their phones are new viewers.

Details of how 3's mobile customers will pay for the ITV they watch have yet to be revealed. It may be offered free with some mobile contracts, or it could require an additional payment.


23rd June

    US Phone Companies Censor Private Communications

Based on an article from the Washington Post

Now playing on your Web-enabled cell phone: a PG-rated version of the Internet. As people increasingly listen to music, watch TV, and access the Web on their handsets, they notice significant content restrictions that don't exist on PCs.

Major U.S. wireless carriers have set censorial guidelines for their content partners, restricting or banning potentially offensive language, ringtones, games, and videos--including, in some cases words, such as lesbian or pictures of women in swimsuits. In informal tests of text and multimedia messaging, we found that messages containing adult images and vulgar language did not always show up on the intended recipient's handset.

Why the restrictions? Wireless carriers want to ward off nutter complaints--and regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, according to Julie Ask, an analyst with Jupiter Research.

Are cell phones next on the feds' censorship wish list? You'd better believe it, said Adam Thierer, a senior fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation .

CTIA , the wireless industry trade group, has proposed wireless content guidelines that encourage network operators to label, filter, and limit access to words, images, and even sounds that some adults may consider inappropriate for children. But wireless carriers are imposing restrictions even stricter than the rules that the FCC imposes on broadcast TV and radio.

In content available through its handsets, Verizon Wireless prohibits the use of obscene language as well as images or videos that depict "passionate kissing." The carrier has specific rules for how much bare skin models may show and for what titles of digital files people can download.

Anything you can access through your Verizon Wireless phone is appropriate for the entire family, says Verizon Wireless spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson.

Cingular Safe content guidelines, meanwhile, ban such words as words condom and lesbian along with images depicting or insinuating nudity or partial nudity. The guidelines, which Cingular distributes to its content-provider partners, cite theSports Illustratedswimsuit issue as an example of inappropriate material.

T-Mobile says that its standards for wireless content are on a par with those governing the covers of mainstream magazines displayed on newsstands.

Are carriers also censoring messages that one user sends to another? We sent a slew of R- and NC-17-rated text and images to handsets, using a variety of carriers, and found that some messages sent over Cingular and U.S. Cellular's networks did not reach their destination, or were changed in transit. Spokespersons for these carriers say that they don't censor text or multimedia messages.

However, messages do travel across numerous other network components outside U.S. Cellular, some of which may filter messages based on content, says Jonathan Guerin, U.S. Cellular spokesperson.

Cingular did not respond to our requests for an explanation of why images with mature-themed file names were replaced by a red X when they reached Cingular handsets.


14th June

    Third Rate Censorship for Third Generation Phones

Based on an article from Australian IT

Hardcore video porn delivered to 3G mobile phones will be outlawed by regulations to be unveiled by Communications Minister Helen Coonan today.

Under pressure for greater intervention from her own backbench, Senator Coonan will also outline future plans for limiting children's access to internet porn.

She will outline new rules for phone companies aimed at limiting the way mobile phones can be used to access pornographic internet services.

The new measures would strengthen censorship illegal and so called offensive content over 3G phones, which are capable of displaying full-motion video services from the internet.

A spokeswoman for Senator Coonan said the regulatory package would include mandatory requirements for phone companies to verify the age of customers using "adult chat rooms" that can be accessed via 3G phones.

They new rules would include child protection mechanisms that companies must enforce inside adult chat rooms.

Senator Coonan has been under pressure to curb internet pornography. Led by Tasmanian Senator Guy Barnett, 62 backbenchers wrote to Prime Minister John Howard demanding that internet service providers (ISPs) be forced to filter all services coming into Australia. Senator Coonan is expected to argue that "mandatory filtering" is not a practical solution, but will also put forward plans to limit porn.


27th May

    Third Generation of Repression

From the BBC

At Cambodia's prime minister has banned the use of videos on mobile phones over fears they might spread pornography - after a plea from his wife. Camera and video phones are growing in popularity in Cambodia, with a first 3G network planning to begin trading soon. But PM Hun Sen moved to outlaw the new phones after his wife, Bun Rany, said they could have negative consequences for social morality.

Hun Sen said Cambodia should wait 10 years before allowing video phones. Maybe we can wait for another 10 years or so until we have done enough to strengthen the morality of our society

In a petition submitted to her husband on 19 May, Bun Rany said the new phones could increase sexual exploitation of women and children and other vices that would cast our society as a very dark one.


10th May

    Carrying the Can for Porn

Based on an article from X Biz

Police in South Korea have charged mobile operators and their content providers with selling obscene material over mobile phone networks.

According to cyber crime investigators from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, as many as 46 companies may have violated national obscenity laws. The police, who discovered nearly 6,000 supposedly lewd files, have detained 50 employees from the companies for further questioning.

Chief among the companies implicated was SK Telecom, the nation's largest provider. According to police estimates, the company earned approximately 41% of its revenue from selling adult content.

KFT and LG Telecom, the nation's No. 2 and No. 3 carriers, respectively, also face allegations of profiting from distribution of pornography.

The nation's mobile operators have neglected their duty to uphold social ethics and responsibility, a police spokesman said.


6th May

    Mobile Insecurity

From Reuters

Italy's communications ministry said on Thursday it was making checks into pornography available on Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Italia mobile telephone network after a TV report said the X-rated images could be downloaded by children.

The ministry also invited the Italian judiciary to regulate the sector more closely, a move likely to raise concern in the fast-growing, multi-million euro industry.

3 Italia, controlled by Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa, said in a separate statement it had suspended the adult content service as it waited for clarification about the charges made in the report shown on state TV last Sunday.

It has previously denied the accusations broadcast on RAI 3's Report programme that the pornography available on the 3 Italia network was not properly secure because the code needed to view it was easily accessible to children.


2nd May

    Fit For Nutters

Based on an article from AVN

As video programming becomes widely available for cell phones, major U.S. wireless carriers are quietly setting strict decency standards for their content partners in an effort to stave off criticism from nutters and regulators. Many of the rules go far beyond those set by federal regulators for television and radio.

The rules, which bar sexually explicit or graphic content, have sparked concern among media providers. Some have already been forced to alter or remove hip-hop ringtones, video clips or other material that wireless operators considered offensive. The wireless industry trade group, CTIA-The Wireless Association, issued broad content guidelines in November, but largely left it to the carriers to implement their own policies.

The Verizon Wireless standards were described in a document provided by a person in the wireless industry. Verizon Wireless declined to comment on the document but confirmed it has "very specific" content rules. According to the document, the Verizon Wireless rules cover all content, text, music, pictures, video, audio, games.

The guidelines divide visual images of women into several categories, describing what is acceptable. For example, in the "Lingerie" category, prohibited visuals include "nipple shadow" and "see-through underwear." For the category of "Medium Shot Rear Nude -- Female," the rules allow "a full rear view but not with legs up or apart." As for men, the guidelines admonish that a "penis must not appear erect underneath clothing."

A list of prohibited words is even more exhaustive, with 83 specific entries. It covers body parts as well as a number of terms describing sexual intercourse. The creators of the standards also banned any combinations of these words or alternate spellings, and they reserved the right to update the document regularly. There are also several general categories of banned content, such as "glorification or promotion of tobacco, alcohol or drug use."

Verizon Wireless spokesman Jeffrey Nelson says the standards are intended to protect customers from offensive content and protect Verizon Wireless's brand image.

Verizon Wireless's rules are a far cry from the anything-goes Internet, where attempts at speech restrictions have run into constitutional challenges, and there is a risk that they could backfire, alienating teen and other customers looking for edgy content. Verizon Wireless is betting that its strict controls will put parents, who usually pay their kids' cellphone bills, and other customers at ease using its data and media services. Such usage currently accounts for about 10% of U.S. carriers' revenue.

Cingular Wireless, a joint venture of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp., has also issued guidelines for content, generally barring profanity, nudity, sexually graphic images, violence and hate speech. In addition, the company is developing restricted programming for children under the age of 12 that will be introduced this summer.

According to a document used to brief Cingular's content partners in March, the Cingular Safe filter won't allow music with parental advisory labels, or ringtones that aren't based on radio-edited versions of songs. A list of "restricted" words runs the gamut from explicit body-part references to the words "condom" and "lesbian." Images "depicting or insinuating nudity or partial nudity," including photos from Maxim and Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, would be restricted. In the video space, Cingular Safe would generally allow movie content that is rated "G" or "PG" and TV content that is rated "G," "TV-Y," "TV-Y7," and "PG."

The Federal Communications Commission has authority under federal law to police indecent content on broadcast TV and radio on the theory that the public airwaves should be looked after in the public interest. The agency's broad standard bars obscene material at all times and material depicting "sexual or excretory" organs or activities during hours that children are likely to be viewing.

Major media entertainment companies already have to comply with FCC standards and the internal standards of the major television networks. The wireless world adds a new layer of complexity. There are some instances where content that would be permissible on television, a scantily clad woman in a bikini, for example, might not pass muster with some of the cellular carriers, people in the media industry say.


1st May

    Fancy a Job Watching Porn All Day?

From The Melon Farmers' Forum

Job Specification: Mobile Content Editor
Base: London
Grade: 4D
Salary: c23-25k
Contract: 3 month contract - with possibility of being extended

Please note that this position involves working with all types of R18 Adult Content material. The successful candidate will be expected to review, QA and compliance check R18 adult content material throughout the duration of their shift. This position is subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Bureau check.

This position is initially offered on a 3 month fixed-term contract where you will be required to work Monday to Friday.

Job Purpose: To review, compliance check and occasional compliance editing of R18 adult content for mobile.

Red Bee Media specialises in the delivery and promotion of digital media and offers the complete range of services required to promote, playout and provide access to broadcast content across all media, from television to mobile phones. With over 1000 staff in London and almost 100 around the UK and revenues in excess of 100million, Red Bee Media is the largest playout and channel management business in the UK , providing critical services to a number of broadcasters including the BBC, UKTV, Channel 4 and Five.

See for further information.


22nd March

    Coy in New Zealand

From Stuff

Vodafone is proposing to broadcast video clips with restricted content to mobile phones only after a "watershed" time, mirroring the arrangement designed to prevent children viewing adult programmes on TV.

The telco has suggested amending a proposed voluntary code for the mobile industry to set a watershed similar to that which applies to free-to-air TV, where restricted content is only shown after 8.30pm on school nights and later on weekends.

Under the mobile content code, restricted content could include sex scenes, nudity, violence, and offensive language. The proposal would mean Vodafone would be able to stream such content at night without requiring age verification, says Vodafone senior public policy analyst Laura Chamberlain - providing it had already been broadcast on free-to-air TV in New Zealand.

Vodafone currently streams clips from programmes such as South Park but without scenes that fall into the category of restricted programming.  It also streams "made-for-mobile" clips from Maxim TV, the channel based on the popular mens' magazine, but says this isn't restricted either.

Telecom supports the concept of a watershed, but may also put in effective age verification before users can see restricted content. It plans to offer slightly racier content behind an age confirmation screen, but draws the line at nudity. We take a pretty conservative approach to adult content on mobiles, says spokeswoman Annie Stockman.

The code is being drafted by the Telecommunications Carriers' Forum, an industry group whose members include the country's major telcos.


24th February

    The Number is Up for Porn

From The Guardian

All telephone porn lines are to be given their own dedicated dialling prefix, allowing concerned parents to block access, under new regulations being proposed by Ofcom.

The move is one of a number of changes contained in proposals for the overhaul of telephone prefix codes, which the telecoms regulator said yesterday were again straining under the weight of demand for new numbers.

Ofcom chief executive Stephen Carter said he hoped changes to phone prefixes would allow users to instantly identify types of calls by looking at the number. In the case of adult-content lines, most numbers already start with 09, as do other premium rate numbers.

Under Ofcom's proposals, types of premium-rate services would be clearly flagged by a third number, which would follow the 09. This would allow bill-payers to block certain types of call through their phone company.
The regulator also proposes 08 numbers which would also be provided at a premium to standard national calls, but at less than 09 numbers.


6th February

    Which Witch Hunt

A misleading story that boils down to the fact that a payment via SMS fee is not age verified. Maybe adult websites have to take more care with this method of payment but surely the complaint cannot be targeted at the phone compnies. 

From the Daily Mail

Children can gain access to internet porn via their mobile phones, Which? magazine has warned.

A loophole in phone safeguards lets youngsters obtain codes for adult websites by paying for them using premium rate text messages.

Researchers for Which? magazine got codes for eight porn sites using an O2 phone registered to a 15-year-old girl.

The phone company's filter system blocked adult material being sent directly to the handset - but still let through access codes to websites showing hardcore sex films, the consumer group said.

It cost 1.50 to pay for the codes which gave access to internet porn sites. Although the phone company's filter system blocked the adult sites , young viewers could view by entering the codes into a computer, Which? warned.

The consumer group is concerned about the loophole which allows under 18s access to pay-per-view porn sites by paying by text rather than credit card.

Which? magazine editor Malcolm Coles said: At the moment there's nothing to stop children getting hold of hardcore pornography through their mobile phone. It's easy to access and costs less than a couple of quid. There are supposed to be safeguards to stop this sort of thing, but they're obviously ineffective. This loophole needs to be closed as soon as possible.

The number of pay-per-view internet sites accepting payment by premium rate text messages has increased over the past few years, according to Which?


17th January

    Mobile TV Not Highly Valued

From The Guardian

Mobile phone users are more interested in listening to digital radio through their handsets than watching mobile television services, according to research unveiled yesterday, and are only willing to pay about 5 a month for the privilege of catching up with their favourite shows on a phone's small screen.

The first major British trial of real broadcast mobile television was carried out by BT and Virgin Mobile among 1,000 users within London's M25 motorway. The results showed that while 59% rated mobile television as appealing or very appealing by the end of a six-month test, 65% said the same about digital radio. In terms of actual viewing and listening time, users watched an average of 66 minutes of television a week on their phone but listened to 95 minutes of radio.

Mobile telephone operators, desperate to make more money from their customers and having so far failed to persuade them to do more than talk and text, are clutching at mobile television as a potential money-spinner. The research, however, shows that most people would be willing to pay only about 5 for the service - half of what many in the industry were hoping.

While companies such as Vodafone and 3 are already offering mobile television, it uses up space on their expensive 3G networks and if 3G became very popular it could quickly clog up the airwaves, potentially leaving callers without a signal. The service that BT has developed, and which it hopes to sell to mobile phone companies across the world, uses a portion of the digital radio spectrum. So as well as live television stations revamped for mobile TV, handsets with the right receiver can also get digital radio stations.

Participants in the trial were offered three channels a week from a selection including Sky News, Sky Sports News, E4, ITV2 and the Blaze music channel. The trial showed that while some viewers liked to dip in and out of the rolling news channels, many people used it to watch their favourite shows on ITV and E4 when out of the house.

While at home, participants used mobile television to continue watching when away from the set elsewhere in the house, while children used it to watch television in their bedrooms. Users preferred to watch whole programmes or news bulletins rather than specially prepared highlight channels. Mobile television was particularly popular with rail commuters with usage peaking in the mornings and evenings.


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