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Australian first as Rip Curl Pro surfing competition streams live on mobiles


In an Australian first, all the exciting action from the prestigious Rip Curl Pro surfing competition will be streamed live from Bells Beach in Victoria straight to compatible Telstra Next G mobile phones.

Telstra Media Group Managing Director, Mr Justin Milne, said Telstra is using its advanced networks and expertise in mobile and online sport to deliver this Australian first.

“Easter is a time when people like to travel, so as long as they have their compatible Telstra Next G mobile phone with them, they can see all the live surfing action from this iconic Australian event,” Mr Milne said.

"Using our superior networks we will be taking all the action from Bells Beach and streaming it live not just on mobiles, but also to the world via the internet.

“Of course this Easter if you want your sports fix you only need to visit BigPond either online or on your mobile to watch the surfing or to find out the latest scores and stats from the footy,” Mr Milne said.

BigPond’s coverage of the Rip Curl Pro includes the live streaming and daily highlights of all the surfing action on mobiles. Telstra Next G mobile customers can subscribe to the Rip Curl Pro Action Pack to view live streaming as well as access a library of Rip Curl video content, including Rip Curl’s signature documentary TV shows Somewhere - The Search, Rubber Soul 2, Stephanie “Happy” Gilmore - 2008 ASP Women’s World Champion and The Rise and Rise of Stephanie Gilmore.

Telstra Next G mobile customers can subscribe to the Rip Curl Pro Action Pack for $9.95 (including data charges) for the duration of the entire event, or purchase a $3.95 day pass. Highlights and library videos are individually available for 50 cents per clip. Highlights can also be seen online at and live streaming of the event happens online at This content is unmetered for most BigPond Broadband Members.

The Rip Curl Pro event starts on 7 April and concludes 18 April 2009. Live streaming will only occur when the competition is on.


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