Premier Rugby and O2, official mobile partner of the Guinness Premiership, announced today that video highlights from all Guinness Premiership matches are now available to view on the 4 main UK mobile networks, O2, Orange, Vodafone and T-Mobile.
The service has previously only been available to O2 customers, but from Round 17 of the Guinness Premiership on 11th March 2006, starting with Gloucester's trip to Northampton customers of Orange, Vodafone and T-Mobile networks will also be able to download the match action highlights 24 hours after the game.
Ken Nottage, Gloucester's managing director said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the clubs' supporters, whichever networks they are on, to see Guinness Premiership match highlights on their mobile phones. It means if you've missed the match you can still keep up-to-date with what has been going on in the Guinness Premiership and it also means that if you've attended a game you can replay the highlights on your phone."
For information on downloading the video clips text Rugby to 80092*. You will be sent a WAP link which takes you straight through to the Rugby Union Video clips area. For more information, visit your club website, or visit www.GuinnessPremiership.com/mobile.
*Texts to 80092 are charged at standard network rate. You must have a video and WAP compatible phone. Contact your service provider for details.
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