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ENTERTAINMENT: MobiTV announces its Mobile Television Service on the Windows Mobile devices
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 29.06.06 - 14:43:57 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 14191x
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MobiTV, Inc., the global leader in television and digital radio services for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices, today announced the immediate availability of the MobiTV service for Windows Mobile powered phones and devices. Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones feature full-screen viewing, a home-like electronic programming guide and much more.

MobiTV is the first mobile television and digital radio service provider for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices worldwide. The MobiTV service for mobile is available in the US through Sprint, Cingular and Alltel; in the United Kingdom through 3 and Orange UK; to Canadian customers through Bell Canada, Rogers and TELUS Mobility; through America Movil in Latin America and other regional carriers around the world. MobiTV can be also accessed on laptops via the AT&T WiFi network.

The Emmy Award winning service has more than one million paying subscribers and offers many popular TV channels from content providers such as MSNBC, ABC News Now, CNN, Fox News, Fox Sports, ESPN 3GTV, NBC Mobile, CNBC, The Discovery Channel, TLC and The Weather Channel, along with cartoons, music videos, comedy and more.

"We already support over 100 different mobile devices and are excited to offer this new version for Windows Mobile powered devices," said Ben Feinman, director of product management for MobiTV. "Windows Mobile is particularly well-suited for multimedia and the experience is amazing. We think everyone needs to see it to believe it."

"Windows Mobile enables people to have a single device that goes beyond email and can be customized to suit their active lifestyle," said James Pratt, lead product manager, Microsoft Corporation. "The combination of Windows Mobile and MobiTV delivers a rich multimedia experience empowering people to take their favorite entertainment with them wherever they go."

"At Handango, our customers expect to find the latest and greatest mobile content for their devices, which is what our exclusive release of MobiTV's Windows Mobile applications provide," said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. "The MobiTV subscription application, which utilizes the Handango Mobile Billing API, is a great way to stay entertained while on the go. We are excited to partner closely with MobiTV by powering its storefront with the Handango Commerce Engine, as well as providing our customers with yet another outstanding Windows Mobile product."

MobiTV and Microsoft recently demonstrated the MobiTV service on Windows Mobile-powered devices, as well as on the Microsoft Windows Media platform for the launch of MobiTV's new PC service. Available on new and popular devices including the Sprint 6700, Cingular 2125, Motorola Q and Palm's Treo 700w, consumers of MobiTV on Windows Mobile powered devices can access a broad range of channels from top-tier content providers. For a complete list of content partners or to sign up for MobiTV for Windows Mobile devices, please visit

MobiTV requires a monthly subscription which costs US$ 9.99. A trial version isn't available yet.

Cheers ~ Arne

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