ROK n Roll Out

ROK Corporation has announced a further expansion of its ROK TV service, with deployments in the US and Turkey. ROK has launched its FreeBe TV service in the US, offering13 channels of free content, including live news, music and sports, with many more slated in the near future. FreeBe TV is carrier agnostic and can be accessed from 21 mobile phones with WAP-enabled capabilities.
ROK has also struck a deal with Mobilturk, Turkeys largest mobile network operator, that will see the introduction of the countrys first-ever commercial mobile TV service  on 12 November. Initially, the service will offer 12 channels, spanning sports, documentaries, cartoons, news and music. It will also boast a potential reach of 60 million thanks to Mobilturks commercial relationships with Turkcell, Vodafone (Telsim) and Avea. ROK TV will be made available across all of Mobilturks affiliate networks.
ROK has now licensed its patent-pending 2.5G mobile TV technologies to eight international networks. Alongside the US and Turkey, ROK TV services are also available in Thailand, Pakistan, South Africa, Russia and the Philippines. ROK has also licensed its technologies to Shanghai Media Dragon for mobile TV deployment in China.
As with all other ROK TV deployments, ROKs technology maximises current 2.5G networks, which are prevalent in all international wireless markets, to provide a high frame-rate mobile TV service. Crucially, says ROK, this affords all mobile consumers the opportunity to experience mobile TV, and helps the wireless industry to achieve the mass adoption required to make mobile TV a viable long-term proposition.
In a separate development, ROK has also announced its intention to offer the FreeBe TV service through an IPTV platform. FreeBe IPTV will deliver the same streaming channels as the mobile TV service over broadband. For both Mobile and Internet TV (IPTV), the ROK content is completely free with no subscription charges of any kind.
“We are delighted to be able to announce the deal with Mobilturk as this will allow millions of new consumers to access ROKs leading content line-up and acclaimed TV application says ROK Chairman Jonathan Kendrick. We believe that Mobile TV services should not discriminate against consumers on account of what generation network they use, but rather on the basis of whether or not they want to be entertained. As such, our technology is unlike no other in that it delivers a first class entertainment service across 2.5G.”

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