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QuickPlay picks up ABC, Clear Channel, more

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Did we fail to mention that we’re currently making our presence felt on the floors of the lovely CTIA conference in La La Land? In doing so, we’re privvy to some solid information. We locked eyes with the QuickPlay “QuickPlayer” at WES earlier this year, and with as much anticipation as prom night, we’ll be getting a hands-on impression of the final version of the Quick Player for the BlackBerry tomorrow - may even dust off the camcorder for this one. Check back for a titillating review tomorrow.

“QuickPlay Media has lined up a solid mix of targeted media content for BlackBerry users,” said Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Alliances, Research In Motion. “Streaming audio services complement other BlackBerry applications and provide another convenient and valuable source of information for mobile users.”

QuickPlay Media developed the player by combining proprietary streaming technology with advanced audio codecs natively supported in the BlackBerry 8700 Series™, BlackBerry Pearl™ and BlackBerry 7130 Series™ devices from Research In Motion® (Nasdaq: RIMM). The result — high-quality audio files that require no downloading time

QuickPlayer for BlackBerry™ Attracts Major Media Companies
Leading Media Companies to Provide Premium Audio Content to BlackBerry Users

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, September 12, 2006 – QuickPlay Media Inc., a leading provider of personalized mobile media experiences, announced today the first round of media partners for its QuickPlayer for BlackBerry® application at the CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment Conference. The QuickPlayer for BlackBerry is the first application to deliver streamed audiocasts to BlackBerry devices. QuickPlayer for BlackBerry users have easy access to business and finance updates, as well as news, entertainment and health and sports information.

The QuickPlayer for BlackBerry is now available to telecommunications carriers internationally. The player provides streamed audiocasts (similar to podcasts), of approximately five minutes, from top-tier media companies and providers including: ABC News, Accuweather.com, Clear Channel, Gaiam, MarketWatch.com, The Wall Street Journal and Westwood One.

“QuickPlay Media has lined up a solid mix of targeted media content for BlackBerry users,” said Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Alliances, Research In Motion. “Streaming audio services complement other BlackBerry applications and provide another convenient and valuable source of information for mobile users.”

QuickPlay Media developed the player by combining proprietary streaming technology with advanced audio codecs natively supported in the BlackBerry 8700 Series™, BlackBerry Pearl™ and BlackBerry 7130 Series™ devices from Research In Motion® (Nasdaq: RIMM). The result — high-quality audio files that require no downloading time.

“Our proprietary streaming technology minimizes bandwidth usage and allows audio files to launch immediately,” said Raja Khanna, chief creative officer and co-founder of QuickPlay Media. “This is the first audio service for the BlackBerry, and delivers on our goal of powering the next generation of mobile media.”

The QuickPlayer for BlackBerry was created by QuickPlay Media. QuickPlay Media manages all aspects of the mobile media service including content management, subscription management, content delivery, and billing integration. Content can be aggregated by QuickPlay or by carriers themselves. This mobile media service is powered by the QuickPlay Personal Entertainment Server. Other QuickPlay mobile services include interactive audio, video, and rich media portals. QuickPlay Media is a member of the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program.

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4 Responses to “QuickPlay picks up ABC, Clear Channel, more”

  1. BlackBerry Cool » Verizon and the 8703e get flashy
    September 13th, 2006 07:11
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    […] More news out of CTIA. Yesterday RIM and Verizon announced the BlackBerry 8703e, which, as it turns out, is basically a CDMA version of the 8700c, which Cingular has been shovelling out since last year. This little tidbit (see image above) was sent to us this morning. Look at what’s floating around on Verizon’s development server - a nice little Flash feautre on the 8703e. Obviously, since it’s on the development side, it’s not operational just yet, but looks pretty promising. […]

  2. BlackBerry Cool » Hands-on with the QuickPlayer at CTIA
    September 15th, 2006 07:07
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    […] Our trip to CTIA was fruitful, it seems. We’ve talked about the QuickPlayer for BlackBerry time and time again, but as the title reads, we got a little more intimate with this app from QuickPlay today, and let us tell you, we’re all smiles over here. With the news of exciting (and streaming) content like ABC News and the like being added to the QuickPlayer, the salivating started, and once we were able to sit down and explore, the auditory awesomeness was slightly overwhelming. […]

  3. BlackBerry Cool » Weekend Contest: QuickPlayer content
    September 15th, 2006 15:08
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    […] Biggest news for us this week (what? was the Pearl released?) was the news of the QuickPlayer for BlackBerry by QuickPlay. The device, if you haven’t heard plays streaming audio from content providers like ABC, the Wall Street Journal, and Clear Channel. We’ll have video of the application up shortly, but first things first: the Weekend Contest. […]

  4. BlackBerry Cool » Over 4 million to subscribe to mobile broadcasts
    September 22nd, 2006 10:26
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    […] With all of our talk about the Quickplayer and how excited we are about it, it’s news like this that helps us justify why we get so lovey-dovey over mobile broadcasting. Cellular News reports that by the end of 2007, there will be over four million subscribers to mobile broadcast services, and that number jumping to an impressive 514 million by 2011. […]

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