CBC/Radio-Canada Mobilize: Canadian national public broadcaster CBC/Radio Canada is launching ad-supported mobile sites which will offer real-time access to news, sports, and entertainment content. The broadcaster has 29 services on radio, TV, internet, satellite radio, digital audio and record and music distribution services, and currently has WAP and SMS offerings. The new mobile web pages will be run by Quattro. (MediaCaster)
Orange Music Show: Orange UK is planning a weekly 6-minute clip dubbed The Music Show which will “include exclusive music news, artist interviews, album reviews and monthly live sessions”. It’s spurred by the success of a daily show trialed at the Glastonbury Festival, reports C21 Media.
7-Eleven MVNO In Singapore: 7-Eleven has expanded its MVNO to Singapore, after what must have been a successful start in the US and Canada. “The company will launch (the pre-paid) 7-Connect in 400 7-Eleven stores in Singapore. 7-Eleven officials said the 7-Connect program will feature free nights and weekends, and uses the 3G network services of M1, a Singapore mobile service provider,” reports RCR Wireless. It seems to be following the most common road to MVNO success — offering cheap services. And of course it doesn’t have any distribution problems.