Today Melodeo Mobilcast announced the launch of the first on-demand mobile music, podcast, and radio listening service in Denmark with wireless operator TDC. Melodeo's Mobilcast is immediately available to more than 2 million mobile customers in Denmark with TDC.
"Mobilcast customers in Denmark with TDC will be able to listen to on-demand music and radio shows from popular sources such as Virgin Radio, Podhead.dk and DR, as well as thousands of independent programs from all over the world."
The on-phone content catalog of podcast feeds and categories are localized to the Danish language. Melodeo is doing most if not all of the localization to local language and offering mostly Danish podcast content.
The biggest benefit to users is that you don't need to download any mp3 files to be able to listen to mobile audio podcasts. You will be able to get access to the content right away when it is published via streaming to the phone.
"Mobilcast provides wireless customers with on-demand access to more than 150,000 music and entertainment programs including radio shows from popular sources such as NPR, MSNBC and CNN, as well as thousands of independent programs from all over the world. Mobilcast customers enjoy a wide selection of music, comedy, news, sports, and other entertainment programs. Mobilcast is immediately available to more than 44 million wireless customers on two continents through distribution deals with Alltel Wireless and Cingular Wireless in the United States, Rogers Wireless in Canada and British wireless operator 3 in the UK. "
I cannot recall is I posted about our below joint venture deal in China;
"Melodeo also recently announced an investment from Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group in China Access Media Solutions, the Chinese joint venture operating company started by Melodeo and Access Co. Ltd. in early 2006. The companies are working together to further develop and distribute world-class solutions for securely delivering mobile music and multimedia entertainment to wireless customers throughout China and other Asia Pacific marketplaces.
Melodeo's Mobilcast mobile entertainment service is compatible with the majority of handsets on the market. For more information, or to check your phone's compatibility, visit http://www.mobilcast.com/"