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FRANCE 24 AVAILABLE ON NTT DOCOMO, JAPAN’S LEADING MOBILE PHONE OPERATOR

Latest update : 2010-02-11

As of today, FRANCE 24’s English programs are available live and on VOD to the 55 million subscribers of Japanese mobile phone operator and world leader in 3G, NTT DOCOMO.

 

This service, the only one to offer free, unlimited access to all 3G subscribers, is available using a “QR code” (see below) that redirects to a URL providing access to FRANCE 24 live streaming as well as a range of high quality video programs on demand. 
 
To access this service, subscribers simply photograph the code using their mobile phone.
 
Through this agreement, for which the technical solution was provided by French company ATOMIZ, FRANCE 24 will significantly increase its penetration rate in Asia and particularly in Japan, which boasts some 110 million mobile phone subscribers.
 
By developing a strategy that focuses increasingly on the mobile Internet and that targets leading operators, FRANCE 24 confirms its breakthrough into the international mobile services market.
 
Philippe Rouxel, FRANCE 24’s Vice-President Worldwide Distribution comments:
“The launch of FRANCE 24 on DOCOMO’s 3G package confirms the channel’s success in the mobile services market, which is growing strongly worldwide and especially in Asia.  FRANCE 24 is a pioneer in mobile applications, particularly for the iPhone and all other smartphones, and is firmly positioning itself as the only international news channel available free of charge, live and on catch-up to everyone, everywhere, on every screen.”
 
About FRANCE 24 (www.france24.com):
FRANCE 24 is the first international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. It broadcasts on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the United States. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by cable, satellite, ADSL and mobile phone. The website www.france24.com is available in 3 languages (English, French and Arabic).
 
France 24 contacts:
Nathalie Lenfant – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 11 - nlenfant@france24.com   
Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 - damadou@france24.com   
 
About AtomiZ
AtomiZ is a software editor and technological facilitator for the adaptation and delivery of content to IPTV, internet and mobile phones. Since 2002 AtomiZ has supplied mobile video platforms and managed services in 7 countries to SFR/Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, and TFI. MKF is AtomiZ’s flagship product and brings great cost and performance improvement and innovative business models: virtual channels, interactivity, advertising, on-demand encoding. AtomiZ is present in France and Japan. For more information, go to www.atomiz.com or email contact@atomiz.com.

 

 

Date created : 2010-02-11

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