Leicester based MATV National has become the first UK Asian broadcaster to launch its service on mobile phone technology, WAP.

The channel, which is available free on Sky EPG 813 and on terrestrial channel six in Leicester, can be viewed on the mobile version of the Internet.

The new service is available only on WAP enabled phones. Users will need to download a special player to view the channel. Instructions on how the player can be downloaded and to view the service, viewers will need to text the word “MATV” to 87121. An SMS reply will provide you with the link to download the player.

Users who view the service live will be charged at their normal WAP rate.

In other MATV National news, the channel has begun broadcasting three movies per week as oppose to its earlier two films per week. The new schedule times are as follow:

Friday night (Hindi movie) 21:00-00:00

Saturday night (Urdu movie) 21:00-00:00

Sunday night (Hindi movie) 20:00-23:00

MATV National will also be moving to a new EPG slot come Monday 25th July. Sky Digital viewers can currently watch the channel on 829, from the above date onwards MATV National can be seen on 813.