The Nokia Lumia series has music wrapped up with Nokia Music, gaming wrapped up with Microsoft’s Xbox Live, and soon reading wrapped up with Nokia Reading – all that’s missing is TV! Nokia TV should fill that one remaining gap in the multimedia line-up, and it’s set to debut in the company’s home country of Finland.
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How will Nokia TV work, exactly? It appears to operate on much the same principal as Nokia Music – providing you with quick and free access to the TV shows you love without the need for any boring sign-up process.
Nokia TV will act as a kind of TV hub, rounding up popular catch-up TV services from major broadcasters into one easy-to-navigate package. You’ll be able to search for and stream your favourite TV shows direct to your Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710 or – soon – Nokia Lumia 900.
Nokia’s head of TV and video, Mika Suomela, explains some of the thinking behind the Nokia TV app, as well as hinting at how the major broadcasters may have been persuaded on board: “With Nokia TV we are bringing existing services in Finland together in a convenient way. We’re making it easier for people to find and watch TV, while supporting broadcasters’ existing internet TV business models,” she told Nokia Conversations.
So why is it headed for Finland first? “Finland is the ideal country in which to introduce this service due to its advanced mobile user base and great existing broadcaster catch-up TV services.”
And the next step for Nokia TV? We don’t know yet! However, we’d like to suggest another country with an advanced mobile user base and great existing broadcaster catch-up TV services – the UK! Just imagine the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 all rounded up in one glorious Nokia app! Pretty please, Nokia?
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