Vodafone has announced an agreement with YouTube to offer its customers the videos from this portal on their mobile phones. YouTube is expected to be available on Vodafone live! in the main markets before the end of 2007.
YouTube will offer a daily selection of new videos for Vodafone customers to be entertained by this video download portal. Customers will be able to send the links of their favorite videos to their families and friends, upload their own content from their mobile phones and search in different content categories. Over the next few months, both companies will work to open new avenues to this offer.
“Today’s announcement with YouTube expands the range of Internet services we are offering on mobile. This new service also introduces the possibility of generating content on the go, ”says Frank H. Rövekamp, Vodafone Global Marketing Director. “By incorporating the most popular Internet services to Vodafone phones, we ensure that our customers can access and share the best videos anytime, anywhere.”
“People want to watch and share their favorite YouTube videos anywhere, anytime,” said Steve Chen, YouTube Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “The agreement with Vodafone will boost our efforts to offer YouTube enjoyment to both our existing and new mobile customers.”