SmartVideo is planning to provide an advertiser-supported video channel that will be available to mobile subscribers of all major global carriers.
SmartVideo Technologies is partnering with Digital Music Video Network to offer the service to smart phones and other devices. It claims to offer full-motion video and audio even to current 2.5G devices, and at over 24 frames per second on new 3G networks.
When the service launches in June, it will be accessible to 11 million or more devices with a WindowsMobile Media player. The service will subsequently be available across the United States to anyone with a mobile device running the Symbian or Palm operating systems in conjunction with a media player.
Users will simply access the service through the internet browser in the phone or other compatible mobile device.
The first service will feature top forty hits, but dedicated themed channels are planned in the near future. The DMV Network has a library of 40,000 music videos.
SmartVideo also offers live, streaming and video-on-demand programming from leading brands including ABC, NBC, Fox, and The Weather Channel.