Makati, Pilipinas (PressExposure) July 28, 2011 -- Social applications and games developer ThumbMOB brings Vuclip, the world's largest independent mobile video service, to the Philippines.
"We are very excited to launch Vuclip," said Patricia Mulles, ThumbMOB Founder and CEO.
She adds, "The Philippines has always led in global surveys of top online video viewers. With Vuclip, we are confident that Filipinos will be able to satisfy their huge appetite for videos instantaneously, wherever they are, and participate in the growing global phenomenon of mobile video viewing. All they need is a Vuclip data plan and an internet capable phone."
A study by Synovate in August 2010 reported that more than half (53%) of Filipinos surveyed said they watched videos online, while one in three had uploaded photos or videos - the highest percentages in Asia.
"The Philippines is another excellent market for Vuclip. Already, without any promotion, there are over 350,000 Filipinos using Vuclip to watch videos on their mobile phones," said Nickhil Jakatdar Co-Founder and CEO of Vuclip, adding "Vuclip is a catalyst for a new mobile video ecosystem that brings together carriers, content providers, advertisers and consumers, in fact anyone who wants to be a part of the burgeoning mobile video experience."
Every day Vuclip delivers more than 12 million videos to viewers in over 200 countries - with over 360 million videos viewed globally every month.
"Vuclip's service does particularly well in places where the mobile screen is often the only way to access the Internet. We are already the number one mobile video service in places like India, Indonesia and Malaysia," Jakatdar added.
"Videos go viral on Vuclip," Mulles noted. "You can easily forward video clips to friends via Facebook, Twitter or SMS directly from Vuclip's page. In fact, more than half of Vuclip's global video views are from people sharing with each other. It's the network effect at play."
Guaranteeing the best possible mobile video experience is easy for Vuclip. Its transcoding technology matches video to any phone, on the fly, no downloads required. The service is available for practically all phones in the Philippines that can surf the mobile internet, regardless of whether they are smart of regular feature phones. For higher-end phones Vuclip also offers progressive streaming and HD-quality videos.
On Vuclip consumers enjoy the best in international and local video content by blending algorithmic results for the most popular and trending videos globally. In the Philippines, ThumbMOB curates relevant, local and branded videos that they know Filipinos will enjoy.
Vuclip will be available on all three mobile telecommunication carriers in the Philippines through special data plans starting at P10 for two hours of unlimited video access. Just type "m.Vuclip.com" on your phone browser; or click on the Vuclip button on select MyPhone phone models.