Jigsee enables video streaming on common mobiles

20 Oct,2011

By A Correspondent

Jigsee, a company with operations based in Mumbai, made it possible to view videos on the basic mobile phones with limited memory, low processing power and shorter battery life.

What makes the service attractive is the ease of use—by downloading Jigsee with a Rs 5 per day GPRS connection any one can watch videos of their choice for a few hours. And there is 250,000 minutes of content to select from.

Jigsee has now enhanced its content to 2,50,000 minutes coverage in 10 Indian languages — Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Tamil and Telugu in addition to Hindi and English.

Jigsee’s patent-pending technology allows common inexpensive phone users to enjoy free and uninterrupted viewing experience for superior entertainment, education and informative content.

Jigsee has 36 content partners including top tier content owners 1take media, Gypsy Videos,  Mukta Arts, Point Zero, Speed Records, Spice Digital, Soor Mandir (largest Rajasthani music label),, Manorama, Mayura (largest Rajasthani music label), UTV, UTV Bindaas, Wave Music (Vee Gee), Khan Academy (educational content, including IIT-JEE prep material),  and Yuki.

In the first 30 days of its launch, the application has been downloaded by over 250,000 users, who don’t own smart phones, broadband and even ready access to television. If the phone has minimum data rates of 30 to 40 Kbps, videos of any length flow through Jigsee’s platform flow in a continuous stream and the content is free of cost (though internet connection is charged as per the operators’ plans).

Jigsee Beta can be downloaded for free via http://m.jigsee.com and at half a dozen app stores, including on the Appia (Opera Mobile Store, Mobile2day, Zedge), Airtel, Getjar, Ovi and Tata Docomo.

Jigsee was founded in Canada by Ray Newal and Areef Reza, and funded by Sequoia Capital and the Indian Angel Network. At the core of Jigsee’s products lie specialized technologies which allow video and other forms of rich media content to be delivered in a continuous and resilient manner to basic mobile devices, over low-bandwidth networks.

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