Sinclair and PBS Partner with MobiTV to demonstrate a business model for Mobile DTV 
image MobiTV, partnering with Sinclair and PBS revealed a vision for the future of mobile television, mixTV, at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB).

mixTV is a potential business model for Mobile DTV, combining free Mobile DTV content with a subscription based 7-day window of on-demand programming. The mixTV demonstration opens multiple new monetization opportunities for broadcasters, mobile network operators and content providers while providing the most compelling user experience for consumers. MixTV also supports interactivity, audience measurement and dynamic ad insertion via mobile broadcast, or on-demand content over existing wireless networks.

image "MobiTV, along with our outstanding partners Sinclair and PBS, are demonstrating a realistic business model for the Mobile DTV ecosystem," said Kay Johansson, CTO, MobiTV. "We’ve seen great success with a subscriber-based business model delivering content over existing wireless networks, and this model shall evolve as new technologies become available.  We are looking forward to working with our ecosystem partners to deliver on the promise of mixTV."

For the NAB Show demonstration, mixTV will feature a combination of Mobile DTV from PBS (KLVX) and the CW (KVCW), with a seven-day library of all previously broadcast content available on-demand over Mobile WiMAX.

"We are committed to developing realistic business models for the mobile space. It has been a pleasure to build this together with MobiTV in the development of the mixTV concept," said David Amy, EVP/CFO Sinclair.

The mixTV model also enables a more personal, relevant user experience while providing highly targeted opportunities for advertisers.

"PBS is committed to being everywhere viewers want to access programming, and to supporting the development of new ways to provide public service.  The mixTV model offers some viable options to provide Mobile TV services to the public in an exciting, sustainable way," said Andrew Russell, Senior Vice President, PBS Ventures.

For more information about MobiTV managed end to end services, hosted content delivery technology and solutions, please visit: www.mobitv.com/technology.
To learn more about MobiTV mobile television products and services, go to: www.mobitv.com/gettv.
To learn more about MobiTV mobile music products and services, go to: www.mobitv.com/getradio

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Catch President Barack Obama’s speech on the go with coverage from major networks and cable news outlets
imagePresident Obama’s national primetime news conference this evening will be carried live to more than six million MobiTV subscribers on AT&T Wireless, Sprint and Alltel networks in the U.S. WHEN: March 24, 2009, beginning at 8 p.m. (5 p.m. PDT).
WHERE: MobiTV subscribers on more than 350 devices will be able to tune into coverage from major networks including:

  • imageFOX News
  • ABC News NOW
  • CSPAN
  • MSNBC

MobiTV (http://www.mobitv.com/), the first to bring live TV to mobile devices, draws on its proven knowledge to continuously anticipate, develop and deliver a compelling mobile media experience to more than 6 million subscribers worldwide. MobiTV is shaping the mobile media landscape with a passion for delivering a compelling consumer experience.

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SolSie,obama,inauguration The subscription-based MobiTV will bring a historic event to mobile devices, airing President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration live on Tuesday, January 20 beginning at 6 a.m. ET. MobiTV’s more than 5 million subscribers can tune in live to ABC News Now, CNBC, CSPAN, FOX News and MSNBC on their mobile devices to watch the swearing in of the 44th U.S. President and all surrounding coverage – even the Inaugural Ball.

The breakdown of Inauguration Day coverage on MobiTV is as follows (all times ET):

  • ABC News NOW: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (live coverage of the inaugural ball begins at 8 p.m.)
  • CNBC: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • CSPAN: 6 a.m. – midnight
  • FOX News: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • MSNBC: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MobiTV has more than 5 million subscribers on over 350 mobile devices and powers the mobile TV-viewing experience for major U.S. carriers like Sprint, AT&T Wireless and Alltel, among others. To subscribe to the MobiTV service, simply text GETTV to 43888.

MobiTV delivers full-length episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Numb3rs and more over mobile networks 
image MobiTV and CBS Mobile are bringing the most popular CBS television shows to the mobile phone. MobiTV now delivers full-length episodes and clips from CBS Mobile, a channel featuring primetime hits like "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Numb3rs," "CSI: NY," and "The Young and the Restless."  Viewers will also be able to access video on demand news, sports and comedy clips from CBS Mobile.

The new CBS primetime shows add to MobiTV’s daily lineup of live TV, made-for-mobile and video on demand programming available to more than five million subscribers on over 350 mobile devices.

"Together with CBS Mobile, we are excited to give television viewers the chance to watch hit shows like ‘CSI’ and ‘The Young and the Restless,’ on their mobile phone," said Charlie Nooney, Chairman and CEO, MobiTV. "With the addition of CBS content, MobiTV’s subscribers have access to the most comprehensive mobile lineup of primetime TV, so that they never have to miss their favorite shows again."

Full episodes featured on CBS Mobile are available to MobiTV subscribers on AT&T Wireless and Sprint the day after broadcast, adding to MobiTV’s lineup of more than 40 channels of content from partners including ABC, NBC, ESPN and Discovery Networks(TM).

"Partnering with MobiTV allows fans of our most popular shows to stay up to date on their favorite characters wherever they go," said Jeff Sellinger, Executive Vice President & General Manager, CBS Mobile. "This partnership further reflects our desire to provide CBS viewers with access to the shows they love, wherever they are, and extend our reach within the mobile universe."

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If you don’t own Slingbox or Orb; for $10/mo, you can  use MobiTV to watch your TV on WM phone device (the service is also availabe for Palm and Cellphone)

Product Features

  • Channels you know from home like ABC News Now, CSPAN, and FOX Sports (click here for the full channel lineup)
  • High quality video
  • Graphical channel guide with programming information
  • Full screen viewing option
  • Touchscreen and 5-way navigation

Note: Service available in U.S. only. Data charges apply. We strongly recommend you have an unlimited data plan with your carrier before buying MobiTV.

NBC Universal and MobiTV partnered to create NBC Sports Mobile, a new channel on MobiTV. The channel’s launch will happen today, live on the green of the U.S. Open Golf tournament with Tiger Woods. Additional sports events planned for the channel include Wimbledon and portions of the upcoming NFL season. NBC already has NBC2Go, a sports-centric mobile site found at NBCSports.com/mobile, where users can browse news, scores and video made available from NBC Sports and NBCSports.com. View channel Lineup HERE!

Read more HERE!

Fans of portable TV have many more choices today. You can buy episodes of your favorite television show on iTunes and watch them on your iPod, or cap shows on your PC and move them to a portable video player of your choice. If you’ve got one of over 30 different cell phones and service with just about any US cellular provider other than Verizon, there’s another option: MobiTV.

MobiTV bills itself as “leading the convergence of television, film, and music across the mobile and broadband markets.” Translated from the original marketing speak, it means that MobiTV is the biggest provider of video services for cellular subscribers. The channel lineup varies by provider (and by country—MobiTV also offers service in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and the UK) and consists of programming from NBC, ESPN, the Discovery family of networks, FOX, and many others. MobiTV is generally priced around $9.99 per month, but that price may vary depending on the cellular carrier. You may also want to get a data plan to avoid additional charges from using MobiTV.

MobiTV sent Ars a Treo 750 with the service preloaded. We had over 40 channels to choose from, an unlimited data plan, and a nice-looking smartphone. It was time to get off the couch, leave the house, and watch some TV….

Read the full review from Arstechnica HERE!

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MobiTV, Inc. annouces the immediate availability of the its MobiTV service for Windows Mobile powered phones and devices. The subscription-based service allows Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones/PocketPC to have 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.

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…

Subscription $10/mo via Handango

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