mSpot to provide client application and infrastructure for Canadian carrier's streaming radio service
Palo Alto, Ca. - July 07, 2006 – -mSpot,Inc. a pioneer in multimedia mobile entertainment, today announced that TELUS, a leading Canadian telecommunications provider, has chosen the mSpot Radio platform as the enabling technology for its new TELUS Mobile RadioTM service. mSpot will provide the client application, content optimization technology and infrastructure to deliver live, streaming radio across TELUS' Wireless High Speed and 1X networks.
"We are always excited when partnering with progressive carriers such as TELUS," said Daren Tsui, CEO and co-founder of mSpot. "Our mission in developing mSpot Radio is to provide the ultimate entertainment experience to every subscriber. We developed our platform to recognize network and handset technologies and optimize its multimedia content delivery to offer the best experience possible."
mSpot Radio is delivering the ultimate mobile radio experience to TELUS clients through an interactive client application and state-of-the art mobile content delivery infrastructure. mSpot can automatically detect handset type and data connection speed in order to optimize the look and performance for various screen sizes and network technologies.
"We are very excited about the launch of TELUS Mobile Radio, featuring real-time streaming radio programming," said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president of Products and Services. "mSpot's application and infrastructure will ensure that TELUS Mobile Radio delivers the highest-quality user experience. Through our technology and content partnerships, we are enhancing our SPARKTM portfolio to transform our clients' phones into mobile entertainment and information devices."
A pioneer in mobile multimedia entertainment, mSpot partners with movie studios, music labels and media companies to produce and deliver exciting, high-quality radio and video services for mobile phones. mSpot Radio, an all-format mobile radio service, offers nearly 100 channels of crystal-clear music, news, sports, finance, entertainment, talk radio as well as music videos and podcasts from popular sources such as NPR, ESPN, Radio Disney and MarketWatch. mSpot's groundbreaking mobile video service, mSpot Movies, is the only service in the U.S. that streams full-length films, television and concerts to mobile phones. mSpot is available in the U.S. through Sprint and in Canada through TELUS. Founded in 2004, mSpot is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, California and on the Web at www.mspot.com.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.2 billion of annual revenue and 10.3 million customer connections including 4.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.0 million Internet subscribers. The company's strategic intent is to unleash the power of the Internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move. TELUS provides customers with a wide range of wireline and wireless communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video services. For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com.
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