Wednesday, February 6, 2008

BlogTV Goes Mobile

TechCrunch reported today that the popular live streaming web site BlogTV has launched a new mobile site called The video below, courtesy of Niro3007, demonstrates how it works.

In the TechCrunch post, Duncan Riley writes that, "The new mobile site... offers live streaming to most mobile phones without the need for a plugin (I’m presuming it’s flash based, because it doesn’t work on my iPhone.) BlogTV claims that their mobile streaming services is the first of its type available for mobile phones. The mobile version includes the host stream, cohost and chat feed, fully replicating the normal BlogTV experience."

Several people have left comments with mixed results that it didn't work on their mobile phones (iPhone and Blackberry) but others said it was working fine (a simple SE k610i and a Samsung) and one comment from Yaov said, "From what i can see it’s 3gp video streamed via RTSP (real time streaming protocol)."

See the related Jan. 30th TechCrunch post: BlogTV Signs Strategic Deal with IQC

See the BlogTV blog announcement for a list of supported mobile phones.