Just recently, Nokia has launched a new ad-supported video service called Medeo. The idea is to provide Nokia smartphone owners with an additional service that will keep them entertained while on-the-go. Accessible through Nokia’s mobile-optimized website (www.nokia.mobi), the new service features “latest on everything from red carpet news, interviews with your favorite TV and movie stars, film trailers, fashion and music.” Naturally, the focus is on Hollywood, but Nokia vowed to also cover other “red carpet events” like the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals… Check out the full release after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE – The next episode of entertainment is literally in your pocket, thanks to a new video service called Medeo, delivering content fresh off the Hollywood vine straight to you every day. Accessed through www.nokia.mobi, Medeo tailors the best of entertainment and lifestyle media especially for your Nokia mobile device.
Developed by leading mobile services and software company Starcut, Medeo is your first stop for the latest on everything from red carpet news, interviews with your favorite TV and movie stars, film trailers, fashion and music. Better yet, enjoying all of this entertainment won’t stretch your pocket – Medeo is a video streaming service sponsored by ads.
“We’ve already paved the way for the mobile device to evolve beyond the traditional sphere of mobility into a device as personal as it is powerful. Bringing you the entertainment you want is part of that promise – and with Starcut’s innovative service, we are delivering entertainment straight to your Nokia device,” said Petteri Putkiranta, director of video experiences, Multimedia, Nokia.
“With Medeo, we’re able to bring our extensive experience and insight in mobile services and entertainment to the forefront. We are excited to have Nokia bring Medeo to a worldwide audience,” said Juha Tiihonen, CEO, Starcut.
The content available on Medeo will focus on popular entertainment centers like Hollywood, with additional content from hot red carpet events like the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals. The service is expected to gain an even wider global audience with eventual outreach into other significant entertainment locations.
The service is available immediately for Nokia Nseries and Eseries mobile devices. Other Nokia devices with video streaming capability are expected to be supported shortly.