ROK-powered Mobile TV Service for Telcel Launches on BlackBerry App World™

Thu 26th Jan 2012

ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology, applications and services company, has announced its iTV Mobile TV service which it provides to mobile operator Telcel in Mexico has become the first of the 11 Mobile TV services ROK provides to America Movil across Latin America to be launched on BlackBerry App World™.

The ROK-powered Mobile TV services provided to other America Movil operators will be marketed in a similar fashion over the next few weeks.

Offering 10 TV channels covering news, sports, music and entertainment, Telcel’s iTV service is available to BlackBerry® users for a monthly subscription fee in Mexico equivalent to approximately $10.00 with daily and weekly payment options also available to subscribers.

“ROK TV technology is unique as it enables the streaming of high quality live and on-demand TV to more than 150 compatible mobile phones over existing mobile networks” said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROK Global. “We are delighted with the success of the ROK-powered Mobile TV services we have provided to 11 America Movil Operators to date and are delighted to have launched the first of these services on BlackBerry App World.”

Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK Global PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.

In addition to being the co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the producer and manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products and is also co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand.

ROK has pioneered many new technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile and web space in addition to high quality mass-market Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over 2.5G GPRS as well as 3G and Wi-Fi), to include mobile security technologies which it licenses to law enforcement agencies and multi-language text-to-speech technologies as well as the highly innovative ‘JP Selects’ e-commerce portal for eco-friendly and sustainable brands and products.

Mexico-based America Movil have 16 operating companies across Central and Southern America with a combined total of 250 million subscribers.

 

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