Radio on mobile for FM addicts moving out of city
9 Sep 2008
CHENNAI: If you are a die-hard fan of Chennai's many FM radio stations and miss your favourite jocks jabber away when you are away from the city, there's good news for you.
Chennai-based Bay Talkitec, a mobile value added services (VAS) provider is developing a unique service which enables mobile users to access Chennai's many radio stations live, even when they are in other cities.
Ilango Periathambi, Director- Presales at Bay Talkitec told The Times of India that the service will allow mobile users traveling outside Chennai to listen to city radio stations by dialing a toll free number.
"As of now, FM radio is available only for a certain distance outside the city. Chennaiites have their favourites among the stations and crave for them when they are away. If the service takes off, all they need to do is dial a number to listen to Tamil FM," he said. The company is in talks with leading FM stations in the city as well as telecom companies to make the service possible.
He added that the company was ready with the technology but was negotiating with content partners, as of now.
Users who subscribe to the service can dial a toll free number from anywhere in the country, choose the FM station from a menu and listen to their favourite shows, live.
Bay Talkitec, a leading player in the Interactive Voice Response Systems space, recently made available clips of the Rajini film 'Kuselan' for Singtel mobile users in Singapore and Malaysia, through a tie-up with Saimira Access Technologies (part of the Pyramid Saimira Group). Periathambi added that they were looking to offer more such content in the coming months.
09 settembre 2008
Pronto, mi passa la radio?
La radio digitale è di là da venire? La rete cellulare non va oltre la scarsa velocità del GPRS? Non disperate, basta un po' di inventiva per superare ogni ostacolo. Come ha fatto l'azienda di Chennai che sta offrendo un servizio "rivoluzionario" per ascoltare i programmi preferiti delle stazioni FM locali, Anche quando si è in viaggio e si esce dal raggio di copertura. Secondo il Times of India Bay Talkitec - fornitore di servizi VAS e IVR agli operatori mobili indiani - ha messo a disposizione un numero verde da chiamare... Per ascoltare la radio. Il cliente si abbona, versa un certo fee e può seguire i programmi radiofonici chiamando un numero gratuito. Low tech ma efficace. Del resto l'Araldo telefonico, l'antesignano dell'Unione radiofonica italiana, funzionava più o meno così.