Sprint TV is a service available to all Sprint customers with a compatible phone and a data plan. You get access to lots of programming — from channels like SyFy, Bravo, ABC, NBC, and more — and can even watch movies on-demand. But during the World Cup, the ESPN Mobile TV channel will be streaming live coverage of the games (even the star-studded kick-off concert) right to your phone. Matches take place during morning and afternoon hours here in the States, so find a cozy place to hide out in the copy room, and cheer on your team! But do it quietly — you don't want the boss to catch you in the act.
Fox Mobile announced their entry into the tv-on-your-smartphone field last week during the CTIA wireless conference in Las Vegas. Called BitBop, it's an on-demand streaming service that gives you access to a boatload of TV shows right on your BlackBerry — with iPhone and Android apps heading our way soon. But BitBop isn't the only one who's bringing the TV love to your cell. Check out five other ways you can get your favorite shows on your smartphone . . . you know, like they've been doing for years in Japan!
The New York Times reports that HBO is joining the ranks of networks who have made their content available online — and for free! If only this had happened at the height of my Sex and the City obsession!
But take a deep breath, Flight of the Conchords lovers — here come the list of drawbacks: First, it's only free if you're already an HBO subscriber, it's only available for Windows PCs, and the content cannot be transferred to portable devices, so no taking your shows with you on your iPod. The content expires after four weeks, which is generous if you think of it as renting, but it's pretty shabby if you're comparing it to downloading shows for $1.99 on iTunes. Baby steps, though, right? But I have to wonder: Is Jemaine from the Conchords a Mac, or a PC kinda guy?
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Television networks are now trying to play catch up with YouTube by offering consumers prime-time television shows on their cell phones.
On Wednesday, NBC Universal announced that it would let viewers purchase full-length shows like The Office and Heroes to play on their phones. This new service will be delivered through MobiTV 'allowing viewers to stream full episodes of top-rated shows starting at $1.99 for a 24-hour period after the show airs.'
What's great about this is that you don't need to fill up your phone's memory card by downloading shows- unlike Apple's iPod video player. Now you can be watching your fave shows instantly, without the hassle of wasting time and memory.
What do you think? Will this be a popular new trend - TV on cell phones? I think it would be pretty cool if you pay a monthly fee and have unlimited access to certain shows. Now that would be sweet.