The free service is currently available on the Nokia Ovi Store allows users to watch Barclays Premier League goals and match highlights, set their Sky+ devices to remotely record and access the breaking Sky Sports and News headlines.
Currently the service only supports four handsets: Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and Nokia 5530, with developments being made to ensure the service is accessible on the Nokia 5230 and X6 models. A version of the application with non-mobile TV features will also be released on 10 further handsets.
Rupert Englander, Nokia’s head of Services Marketing UK said:
“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help make life easier for our consumers. Modern lifestyles have driven demand for great mobile content and services on-the-go and it’s great to know that this app will make a real difference to Nokia users. The partnership with Sky is just one of many that will bring everyday products and services to the pockets of our customers- all accessible quickly and easily through the Ovi Store.”
The release of Sky Sports/News application on the Ovi Store signals BSKyB’s intention to deliver it’s content to a range of different mobile devices and users. Sky released a live mobile TV iPhone app in November of last year and also offer dedicated Football and Cricket apps.