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MobiTV Enters Long-Term Agreement To Deliver Industry-Leading TV Service on Sprint
MobiTV announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement to offer Sprint customers mobile television and video experiences including Sprint TV®, Sprint TV Xtra, and Sprint TV en Vivo®.
Together, Sprint and MobiTV have pioneered the mobile television space, attracting a large number of subscribers, single handedly securing mobile content licensing rights for an untapped distribution or delivery medium, developed features and functionality consumers expect in a home viewing experience and much more. The two companies continue to stay several steps ahead of the competition, keep consumers engaged and satisfied, while maintaining a viable and scalable business opportunity for Sprint, MobiTV and the content partners.
“Sprint has a proven track record for innovation and delivering value to customers through new ideas and uses for mobile phones,” said Paul Scanlan, president and co-founder of MobiTV. “With more than four years of experience operating a mobile television network together with Sprint, we look at this long-term commitment as a strong indicator that mobile television is a must-have application for a mobile user. We are laser focused on providing Sprint customers with the best possible mobile television experience and will continue delivering next generation features and functionality to delight customers.”
Over the next several months, Sprint customers will continue to reap the rewards of the relationship between Sprint and MobiTV as we add the following benefits to the Sprint TV service:
• A new interface that is even easier to use for all Sprint TV services powered by MobiTV including; Sprint TV, Sprint TV Xtra (formerly Sprint TV Live), Sprint TV en Vivo and Pivot
• A content offering that is the highest quality and most extensive in the U.S.
• Significant video quality enhancements and more support for full screen viewing
• Increased channel change speeds
• Broad compatibility and support for more devices, including PDAs, Smartphones and PocketPCs
As the leader in mobile and broadband entertainment services, MobiTV is driving the convergence of mobile, content and technology; delivering live television, premium and primetime programming, video-on-demand, satellite and digital music services from the top broadcast and cable television networks and major music labels to millions of global users. Founded in 1999, MobiTV is a privately held company with headquarters in Emeryville, CA.