Local Fox Affiliate Station KOKI in Tulsa, Oklahoma Will Launch an
Interactive Mobile TV Service Called FOX23 Mobile Using U-Turn's Proven Mobile
DENVER, March 29 /CNW/ - U-Turn Media Group, a company offering
innovative end-to-end solutions for interactive mobile media, announced today
that it will deploy an interactive mobile portal for FOX23 (KOKI). The portal
will allow users to get local video or text stories sent to their cell phone
or PDA free of charge. FOX23 Mobile will offer the top news stories of the
day, breaking news, breaking weather, sports, entertainment and business
stories without a cost to the user. The announcement was made today by Jim
Walz, President, North America, U-Turn, and Craig Millar, Senior Vice
President & General Manager, FOX23.
FOX23 Mobile will be available across multiple US carriers beginning in
April 2007. The content will be produced in an on-demand format utilizing
U-Turn's mobile media delivery technology. U-Turn technology combines an
easy-to-use content management tool that enables dynamic management of large
quantities of multimedia content and allows for real-time updates, coupled
with a dynamic and compelling mobile portal.
Viewers log on to www.FOX23.com and click on the FOX23 Mobile icon to
sign up for free. After signing up, the user is sent an SMS message that
auto-configures the phone and triggers the commencement of the service.
"We know on-demand information is what our viewers want, and we've
responded. FOX23 continues to lead the market with free, user-friendly
services such as FOX23 Mobile, so viewers can be informed anytime, anywhere,"
said Mr. Millar.
FOX23 is tracking user behaviour within the portal via U-Turn's built-in
reporting feature. Consumer statistics such as the average length of time
spent in the portal, most popular content being accessed, the average length
of download or stream per day and number of daily "hits" to the portal is just
some of the information that is being used to monitor user behaviour.
"U-Turn is providing FOX23 with a platform to connect with their viewers
on a very personal basis and at almost any time," said Mr. Walz. "FOX23
viewers are now able to get fast and reliable access to local news and
information direct to their mobile handset. Through our unique technology, we
are able to provide clients like FOX23 with a way to further utilize their
content and deliver via their own branded mobile portal," he added.
U-Turn technology has already been successfully deployed by several TV
broadcasters in the US, such as WISC and WKMG, ZeeTV in India, and TV Nova in
Founded in Prague in 2001, U-Turn is one of the first companies in the
world to bring high-quality video content to mobile phones. The company has
deployed mobile solutions in several countries throughout the world and has
regional offices in Europe and the USA. It is a company focused on enabling
broadcasters, media companies, marketing firms and wireless operators to
connect with mobile consumers on the move through compelling custom branded
mobile applications and services.
For more information about U-Turn Media Group, please visit:
About KOKI (FOX23)
KOKI, commonly referred to as FOX23, is the Fox affiliate in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, owned by Clear Channel Communications. FOX23 is the fastest-growing
news station in Oklahoma. The station launched Tulsa's only hour-long newscast
in February 2002, added half-hour news slots in 2003. FOX23 launched Tulsa's
only live, four-hour morning newscast in April 2006 and a one-hour noon
newscast in July 2006. KOKI broadcasts more hours of local news than any other
television station in the Tulsa market, with a total of 37 hours of local news
per week (seven hours on weekdays and two hours on weekends). The station is
known in the Tulsa area for its "Problem Solver" investigative unit, a team of
investigative reporters assigned to expose wrongdoing and help people who have
For more information about FOX23, please visit: www.fox23.com
For further information:
For further information: U-Turn Media Group Toby Downes, Head of
Marketing & PR Mobile: +420 774 100 272 Tel: +420 226 003 445 Fax: +420 226
003 402 firstname.lastname@example.org www.u-turnmediagroup.com