Vodafone To Expand Live TV Service

Optus may be awaiting the outcome of its legal battle with the NRL and AFL over its Live TV streaming service, but that hasn't stopped fellow non-Telstra Telco Vodafone from revealing its intentions to expand its own Live TV streaming service.

Quietly launched back in October, Vodafone already offers streaming of Fox Sports News, CNN, Sky News 24, Cartoon Network, SBS and live cricket television for $1 a day or $4 a month. But according to Fairfax, the company is looking to expand that to include more FTA TV stations. Vodafone spokesperson Greg Spears told Fairfax:

"We are always interested in offering our customers innovative services to help them make the most of their mobility devices [smartphone, tablets, mobile broadband] and mobile lifestyles, and will continue to explore rich media services that showcase our new Vodafone network. To that end, we will continue to keep across the upcoming Optus TV Now court proceedings and judgment."

It's interesting that Voda has started marketing the service now, rather than waiting another month or so until the Optus verdict is handed down. It's going to be interesting to follow, in any case.


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