11.17.2003 12:00 AM
DTV Now Available on Sprint Cell Phones
As you may have noticed from previous RF Reports, DTV tuners in cellphones are starting to appear in Asia. Last week, Sprint PCS-Vision
customers in the U.S. gained access to digital TV on their handsets. The DTV broadcasts, however are not coming from terrestrial DTV but from real-time streaming video over Sprint's nationwide data network. The service, provided by MobiTV
, provides several TV channels, including MSNBC, CNBC, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Discovery Kids and Toonworld TV Classics.
The service costs $9.99 per month, in addition to the $15 per month fee for Sprint's PCS-Vision. More information is available in the Idetic press release Watch Live TV Content on Your Mobile Phone
. Idetic, Inc.
, is the developer and operator of MobiTV.