ROK Powers ITN Productions Mobile TV Service

Fri 2nd Sep 2011

ROK-powered Mobile TV subscription services for ITN Productions now available globally via BlackBerry App World™  

ROK Global PLC, the  mobile applications and web technologies, applications and services company, has today announced the launch of ROK-powered ITN Mobile TV on BlackBerry App World™.

Available to BlackBerry® users via in the following territories:
Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the ITN Mobile TV application contains UK News, World News and Sports and Entertainment channels produced by ITN Productions and is priced at £2.99 / $2.99 for 6 months viewing.  

Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROK said “To be launching the ITN Mobile TV application on a global scale is a great achievement and a major milestone in the delivery of high-quality Mobile TV subscription services which utilise ROK technology to stream content over existing mass-market 2.5G GPRS, 3G and Wi-Fi networks.”

Miguel Tatay, Head of Mobile for ITN Productions said ‘We are pleased to be working with ROK to deliver our content to BlackBerry users. The price point reflects good value for an advertising free, Mobile TV Service’.

Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK Global  was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick

ROK has pioneered many new technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile and web space, including mobile  security technologies, which it licenses to law enforcement agencies, as well as multi-language text-to-speech technologies.

About ITN Productions
ITN Productions creates multi-platform content for major global brands, covering genres such as factual, entertainment, news and corporate production. Clients that commission award-winning programmes from ITN Productions include major UK and international broadcasters such as ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, History and Discovery, with television commissions including Climbing Great Buildings on BBC2 and Mud Men on History. Entertainment content made by ITN Productions includes FYI Daily on ITV2, The Breakfast Fix on 4Music, entertainment bulletins on 5* and 5USA, The Movie Show on ITV2, and The Showbiz 411 on YouTube and Twitter, with international programmes including The Cool Edition on China’s biggest English language channel. ITN Productions also creates news content for a wide range of clients such as Yahoo!, MSN, Virgin Media, Telegraph Media Group, The Independent, Metro, Daily Mail, Daily Express and Daily Star, and the Illiffe and MNA publishing groups. ITN News is on Facebook and is the most viewed news channel on YouTube. Corporate clients also work with ITN Productions to create content, including Hodder Education, and NHS Choices.