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Sprint Offer Full-Length PPV movies

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by Ironwalt, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Ironwalt

    Ironwalt Junior Member
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    Sprint is First to Offer Full-Length ''Pay-Per-View'' Movies on Mobile Phones in U.S.
    Tuesday September 5, 12:39 pm ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2006--Sprint (NYSE:S - News) launched today Sprint Movies, the first "pay-per-view" service for mobile phones in the U.S. that streams full-length movies, including recent box-office hits and timeless favorites from Buena Vista VOD, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Sprint Movies offers a growing list of more than 45 titles, including "National Treasure," "Spider-Man 2" and "Scarface." Sprint Movies is powered by mSpot, which is responsible for video production and ongoing operations of the service.

    Sprint Movies features many of the same conveniences as a DVD player. A movie can be seen in its entirety all at once, or it can be divided into chapters and watched over time. Customers can play, pause and skip forward or backward to different chapters. They can also resume a movie at the exact point where it was last shut down.

    "Sprint Movies allows our customers to be entertained on the one device that they always carry with them and during times when watching a movie at a theater or on a home entertainment system isn't possible," said Alana Muller, director, entertainment product marketing, Sprint. "For example, customers can take their mind off a busy day during a lunch break, breeze through a few minutes while waiting in the parking lot for a child's soccer practice to end, or make a two-hour delay at the airport much more bearable. And with child-friendly titles such as 'Herbie: Fully Loaded' and 'Babe,' Sprint Movies are also great to keep the kids busy in the backseat."

    In December 2005, Sprint became the first carrier in the U.S. to offer any type of full-length movies on mobile phones with mSpot Movies. This service will continue to be available as another option to Sprint customers. Compared to Sprint Movies, which are pay-per-view by each title, mSpot Movies allow customers to watch a unique selection of unlimited movies, TV shows and concerts for a monthly subscription fee of $6.95.

    "Since mSpot Movies launched, subscriber growth has averaged more than 30 percent month over month, which indicates a strong interest from customers for this type of capability. We look forward to mobile-movie watching becoming even more popular with our additional offering now of Sprint Movies," said Muller.

    Sprint Movies cost between $3.99 and $5.99 each. Customers can view the movie for unlimited times within a set period, which varies between 24 hours and one week depending on the title. In addition, 24-hour titles include the option of purchasing up to two 24-hour viewing extensions at the rate of $.99.

    Sprint Movies is available on select Sprint multimedia handsets and can be watched anywhere while on Sprint's Power Vision network or nationwide Vision network. All titles from Sprint Movies are edited, when necessary, to meet TV-14 standards. New titles will continually be added to the Sprint Movies lineup. The initial titles are:

    Buena Vista VOD

    Eight Below
    Glory Road
    Herbie: Fully Loaded
    National Treasure
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Village


    Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    Spider-Man 2
    Little Black Book
    Hollywood Homicide
    The Medallion
    The Net
    First Knight

    Universal Pictures

    American Pie
    American Pie 2
    Apollo 13
    Billy Madison
    Bring it On
    Dante's Peak
    End of Days
    Erin Brokovich
    Fast and Furious
    Happy Gilmore
    How High
    Kindergarten Cop
    Meet the Parents
    National Lampoon's Animal House
    Reality Bites
    The Bone Collector
    The Breakfast Club
    The Family Man
    The Jerk
    The Mummy
    The Mummy Returns
    The Nutty Professor 2

    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 TV was recently awarded the Editor's Choice by PC Magazine and the Best Bet by PC World for the best video service on mobile phones. Sprint offers more than 50 video and audio channels of live and on-demand programming, and 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),
    Broadcast the first live concert directly on mobile phones (Bon Jovi),
    Offer full-length feature films on mobile phones (mSpot Movies),
    Provide any type of multimedia experience on mobile phones, beginning with video slides and audio (1KTV),
    Deliver a continuous streaming audio and video product up to 15 frames per second and
    Offer a Spanish-language live TV service.

    Source: Sprint
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  2. aznglow

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    yay for us sprint people!:)
  3. TelcomJunkie

    TelcomJunkie Bad Handoff Investigator
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    Personally I have no interest in watching a 2 hour movie on a cell phone. I'll take my 32" TV anyday...
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  4. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Now only if my a900 were able to just play music from its flash memory for 2 hours, rather than stream a movie on EVDO for 2 hours without my battery dying, i would be set.
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