Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Rogers Wireless is First North American Carrier to Offer Mobilcast

Today Melodeo and Rogers Wireless in Canada announced the availability of North America's first carrier-sponsored mobile podcast service. The Rogers Podcast Service is powered by Mobilcast. We've been offering a beta version of Mobilcast directly to customers for a few months. Rogers becomes the first carrier in North America to offer the service directly to their customers.

This is significant for a couple reasons. First, it validates the market for mobile podcasting. Second, it will help bring Mobilcast to more people more quickly. This in turn means more exposure for the podcasters who have their content in the service. And most importantly it demonstrates that there is customer demand for mobile podcasts.

The Rogers Podcast Service is available exclusively to Rogers customers. There is a monthly subscripion fee of $5 Canadian. There's a a page further describing the service on the Rogers web site.

The press release is on mobilcast.com.

Oh, and for you non-Canadian customers out there you can still get Mobilcast. Just go to mobilcast.com, download the client to your phone, make sure you have a data plan, and you're good to go.

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