Sogecable, Vodafone pact for mobile channels

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MADRID -- Spanish film and TV giant Sogecable has signed a deal with Vodafone Espana that will see it launch 10 channels on 3G mobile phones in Spain, Sogecable said Thursday.

The 10 channels, which will air music, comedy, series, sports, movies, news and documentaries, make up a new platform called Digital Plus Movil that will run 24-hours-a-day and launch immediately. The company expects to add more channels soon.

The 10 channels, which include mobile versions of Sogecable's free-to-air net Cuatro and pay channel Canal Plus, can tap into premium pay product from Canal Plus and Digital Plus -- Sogecable's satellite platform -- including key sports shows.

An initial launch offer makes the Digital Plus Movil service free until the spring. Thereafter, it will cost €6 ($7.90) for unlimited access.

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