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Sprint Delivers the Most Mobile Episodes of Network TV Shows

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  1. Ironwalt

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    Press Release Source: Sprint Nextel


    Sprint Delivers the Most Mobile Episodes of Network TV Shows in Full Length and On Demand
    Wednesday September 26, 7:25 am ET
    Seven Popular Series Will Be on Sprint Phones This TV Season, Including "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI: NY," as Mobile TV in the U.S. Continues Fast Growth


    OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the new TV season begins, Sprint offers more on-demand full-length TV series from the major networks than any other carrier, as part of more than 50 total channels available on Sprint TV. These seven hit series can be watched on Sprint Power Vision phones - in their entirety, at any time of the day, and from any location within the nationwide Power Vision network. The following programs will launch their season premieres both on television and on mobile within the next six days:
    ABC

    "Desperate Housewives" (Sprint TV premiere Oct. 1)
    "Grey's Anatomy" (Sprint TV premiere Sept. 28)
    "Ugly Betty" (Sprint TV premiere Sept. 28)
    CBS

    "CSI: NY" (Sprint TV premiere Sept. 27)
    "Numb3rs" (Sprint TV premiere Sept. 29)
    These shows will be available on Sprint TV on the day after they first appear on television. Additionally, the season premieres of ABC's "Lost" and CBS' "Jericho" are expected to launch in early 2008 and will be available on Sprint at that time. Customers will generally be able to access the four most recently televised episodes for each ABC series and the most recently televised episode for each CBS series. For downloadable images of these shows on Sprint phones, visit this press release at Sprint | Newsroom Home Page.

    Sprint's record-breaking amount of on-demand full-length shows is the latest example of the increasing popularity of video on mobile phones. Analyst firm IDC predicts that the 7 million Americans who watch mobile TV today will increase more than three times to 24 million in the next three years.*

    The on-demand shows can be found within the Sprint TV application on the main menu of Sprint's Power Vision devices. The shows are included in the Sprint Power Vision TV Pack, which costs an additional $20 per month (casual usage charges would apply for access to these applications without a data plan).

    Sprint TV's extensive selection allows customers to choose content in whatever form is best for them, including:

    on-demand (which can be watched at any time, such as the ABC and CBS episodes)
    linear (which streams continuous scheduled programming throughout the day, such as content from the Disney Channel)
    simulcast (which shows identical programming on the phone and on television at the same time, such as the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric")
    For more information, visit www.sprint.com/digitallounge.

    * Source: IDC, U.S. Mobile Commercial Video and Television 2007-2011 Forecast, Doc #205839, Mar. 2007

    About Sprint TV Pricing

    Sprint TV offers the best value and channel lineup with the Sprint Power Vision Access Pack and the Sprint Power Vision TV Pack.

    The Sprint Power Vision Access Pack is $15 per month and includes seven TV channels (e.g. NFL Network, Disney Channel, The Weather Channel, Fox Sports, E!, CNN and Power View TV). It also includes $ .99 music-track downloads, ten radio channels (e.g. Top 20 Hits, Top Country Hits, Hip Hop/R&B and Power View Music with exclusive video and artist interviews), Sprint Navigation (pay per use for $2.99 per day), unlimited web browsing and data access, Sprint Mobile Email, Sprint Picture Mail, On Demand and NFL Mobile exclusively from Sprint.

    The Sprint Power Vision TV Pack is $20 per month and includes all of the content from the Sprint Power Vision Access Pack plus the following TV channels: ABC Mobile, CBS Mobile, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, ABC News NOW, FOX News, Cartoon Network, MTV Tr3s, VH1, ET To Go, FOX News Blast, Discovery Mobile, The N, Logo, Ellen On-The-Go, CMT, Spike, Speed Channel, NASCAR on Speed and Game Trailers.

    For more information, visit: Get Music, TV, Navigation and Messaging.

    About Sprint Video

    Sprint has a strong history of providing wireless data services that are innovative and unique, and Sprint's video offerings are a distinct example of this leadership. Sprint offers more than 50 video and audio channels of on-demand, linear and simulcast programming. Sprint has consistently led mobile video since becoming the first carrier in the United States to launch any type of multimedia experience on mobile phones in 2003, beginning with 1KTV's video slides and audio. Additionally, Sprint was the first U.S. mobile carrier to:

    Receive an Emmy® Award (Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)
    Offer live television programming on mobile phones (MobiTV)
    Produce its own network of exclusive music, entertainment and sports programs (Sprint Power View)
    Broadcast a live concert directly on mobile phones (Bon Jovi)
    Offer full-length movies on mobile phones (mSpot Movies, Sprint Movies)
    Deliver a continuous streaming audio and video product up to 15 frames per second
    Offer a Spanish-language live TV service (Sprint TV En Vivo)
    About Sprint Nextel

    Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 54 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit Welcome to Sprint - Cell Phones, Mobile Phones, Plans for Personal and Business Wireless.



    Contact:
    Media Contact:
    Sprint Nextel
    Aaron Radelet, 703-433-8246

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    Source: Sprint Nextel
     
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