(NEW YORK--BUSINESS WIRE) FOX News has entered into a deal with Single Touch Interactive enabling mobile users to access FOX News Channel (FNC) on cellular devices, announced Jeremy Steinberg, Vice President, Digital Media Sales and Business Development, FOX News. The new product will provide a live audio feed of the network by dialing "#FOXN" (#3696) on mobile phones.
In making the announcement, Steinberg said, "We're excited to offer Fox News viewers a revolutionary new way to access the number one cable news channel."
Single Touch Interactive (STI) Founder and CEO Anthony Macaluso, added, "Single Touch is very excited to partner with Fox News. Delivering FNC real-time audio feeds directly to any mobile telephone anytime, anywhere is a wireless technology breakthrough and STI is thrilled to share this technology with today’s news leader."
"#FOXN" will connect viewers to FNC through a variety of services. In addition to offering a live audio feed of the news channel, the product will provide the latest on-demand news, business and weather headlines, ring tones and voice tones, as well as a call back service where users will be phoned when their favorite program is about to begin. The service will roll out initially on Cingular and will cost $2.99 per month.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, entertainment and business news. For more than four years, FNC has been the most watched cable news channel in the nation and currently presents 8 out of the top 10 programs in cable news. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 85 million homes.
Single Touch Interactive is a pioneer and leader in customized easy-to-use wireless solutions. Single Touch's Patent Pending technology drives adoption by reaching new data subscribers, generating new revenue streams for carriers and content owners. STI's Pound program makes downloading content to your mobile phone as easy as making a phone call while the Mobile Machine enables consumers to download content from the Web to your mobile device by its simple drag and drop interface. Single Touch is a privately held, Southern California based company. For more information, please go to www.singletouch.net