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Follow England’s Football Dream with the Mio Spirit TV Range

19 May 2010 For Immediate Release

Mio, a leading GPS manufacturer, is helping the nation follow the ups and downs of this summer’s football with its award-winning Spirit TV PND range. This recently launched range of satnavs comes with a built in Freeview function, providing users with the ability to tune into any televised football match this summer, while out and about or during breaks between driving.

The Spirit TV range is perfectly suited for football enthusiasts everywhere, with the opportunity to watch every kick-off and goal of this year’s competition no matter where you are. To celebrate another summer of football fever, Mio is giving customers the chance to be at a European football game next season, and offering a £30 saving when you buy TV products from the Mio range.

Entertainment wherever you are

The Spirit V505 TV and V735 TV make it easy to watch the football no matter where you are. Whether you’re sitting in a park with friends, or parked in a service station waiting to watch the deciding penalty of a match, the built-in TV function on these sat navs makes them the perfect gadget for watching TV while out of the house. With its Diversity technology you’re guaranteed the best mobile reception available, with access to up to 50 digital TV channels, and when you need to drive, it provides the latest in navigational technology for the road. Also included in the V735 device is an integrated multimedia player, so if you’re not happy with the half-time score, you can enjoy watching a film or listening to music instead.

Win a European football trip

To tie-in with this summer’s football, Mio is giving away a host of exciting prizes. Firstly, for your chance to be part of the action, Mio is offering a lucky winner two tickets for a top European football game next season. To be the envy of your friends left at home, simply visit the mio.com/football website and register your purchase when you buy a Mio Spirit TV. You’ll then be automatically entered into the prize draw and could soon be on your way to watch a major European match. The prize package includes four star hotel accommodation, flights, transfers and match tickets for the winner and a friend. And for a limited time only, save an incredible £30 when you buy TV products from the Mio range (available with selected retailers).

In addition, Mio has Spirit TVs and other fantastic football prizes to giveaway every week on Facebook for four weeks from June 14th. You can be in with a chance of winning by getting your mates together and creating your own Mio Dream Team via a dedicated Facebook app. When you've got a full team together you'll be entered into a league and awarded points accordingly – if your Dream Team gets to the top of the league, a prize is yours. Check out the app here: http://www.facebook.com/Mio-Dream-Team/

Mio Spirit V505 and Spirit V735 TV key features:

  • Choice between 4,7 inch screen (V505 TV) or a 7 inch screen (V735 TV)
  • Digital TV
  • Multimedia player (V735 only)
  • Keyword Search
  • Travel Guides
  • Built-in Traffic Information **
  • Keyword Search
  • 3D Junction Views and Lane Guidance – never miss an exit
  • Spoken Street Names (TTS)
  • Explore Mode
  • Latest map data with Total Refresh latest map guarantee

Please note that the TV function is not intended for use in a moving vehicle. For safety reasons, the TV function cuts out when it detects motion above 5km/hour.

The summer’s football is available on the following free-to-air digital TV channels:

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About Mio

Mio develops and markets products which enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. The brand was established in May 2002 and now has operations in Europe, Taiwan, mainland China,  North America, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Mio currently employees 1,700+ employees worldwide and sells and markets its products in over 58 countries and territories.

It is Mio’s, prediction that mobile life and mobile business will be the main-stay of life in the future. Products, including Car Navigation, Portable navigation and navigation PDA systems, have been developed by focusing on the needs of customers. Mio’s brand tagline, “Explore More”, focuses on changing the way people experience the world and letting users know that they can explore the world easily and freely.


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