“Our team’s market and technical experience has made Rubberduck a frontrunner when it comes to developing mobile TV projects for major broadcasters and content providers,” said Karsten Hauge, CEO of The Mobile Media Company. “We’re delighted, therefore, to be working in partnership with BBC World, to enable people to view the channel on the move, anywhere and at any time.”
“This agreement with Mobile Media and Telenor is part of the process of increasing BBC World’s presence on new media platforms,” added Simon Cottle, distribution and business development director for BBC World in the Nordic territories. “Norway has been at the forefront of developments in the distribution of news, and we’re thrilled to be associated with a media group and mobile operator with such influence around Scandinavia.”
BBC World has an estimated weekly global audience of 59m people and is ranked higher than any competitor in terms of authority and impartiality among Europe’s opinion-leaders . One-third of the most influential Europeans watch weekly ; BBC World is the only channel whose audience has grown among affluent Europeans in each of the past ten years .
“We’re proud to announce that Telenor, one of the first mobile operators, is launching BBC World on phones,” said Lars Christian Iuel, director of private products at Telenor Nordic Mobile. “Telenor has a strong focus on developing business models attractive to both its customers and to media operators; it’s the result of a good ongoing relationship with BBC World and The Mobile Media Company’s technology that has made this agreement possible.”
Rubberduck Media Lab continues to be a market leader in the delivery and advancement of technology solutions to network operators and broadcasters.
As well as delivering live television programming to mobile devices, such as that from BBC World, Rubberduck also enables for Telenor the delivery of on-demand multi-media content.