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Mobile Content Deals: Canadian Football; UAE-Filmnight; BMW Car Finding

--The Canadian Football League?s annual Grey Cup championship game is due to get some pretty serious international coverage?but despite broadcast audiences throughout Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim there?s only one mention of mobile efforts. ?U.S. mobile telephone access to the CFL Wireless service has tripled, reaching 150 million handsets serviced by Verizon Wireless, Cingular and Sprint. And for the playoffs and 94th Grey Cup, CFL Mobile has launched a ?Show your support? program in the U.S. which prompts fans ? during the broadcast of games?to text a request from their phones to download their favorite team?s logo. CFL Wireless is serviced in the U.S. by Setanta Mobile, in association with Red Fish Media.?

--BMW has launched a mobile used-car finding service, with the idea that a strong used-car market results in a strong new car market (for a particular manufacturer). ?The new system allows a search to be carried out by model and price from any UK BMW dealership, or to search ?Approved Used BMW? stock offered through local dealers.? There?s no reason given as to why the search was made specfically for mobile phones?perhaps so that people can check while they?re at a dealers or something.

--NT Media Corp has signed an agreement to distribute its music on InfoSpace Mobile, although the music division was only formed in September and has one artist?Mikey Mo the MC.

--UAE operator Etisalat has signed a deal with UK company Filmnight to allow its customers to ?stream and download high quality movie clips, music videos, audio downloads, ringtones, wallpapers and games via their mobile alongside options to submit personal mini reviews and the capacity to access local cinema film times?. (story here) --Singapore-based mobile content provider Acme Mobile has signed a deal to distribute its products through BuzzCity?s myGamma portal across Asia.

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