Showtime to Offer Video via Cell Phones

Pay TV service Showtime has put some video clips of its shows (such as Weeds and The L Word) on the mobile platform with a deal with Mobile Streams. “Mobile users with 2.5-G or 3-G handsets can access the site (wap.sho.com) on their phones to get video clips and wallpapers from such shows as Dexter, Weeds, The Underground, The L Word and Showtime Championship Boxing…In addition, mobile users can send text messages to the network to request more content and information on Dexter as part of the network’s multimedia promotional campaign surrounding the series’ launch this month.”
In more mobile video news, 3UK will distribute content from Zone Reality. “Zonemedia will provide a supply of regularly refreshed, looped programming which can be accessed by 3 customers. The high-impact segments are being specially edited for mobile viewing and are created from the best of Zone Reality’s hit shows including Ouch! That Had to Hurt, Moronic 21st Century Idiots, Crash Bang and Beyond Bizarre.” It doesn’t sound sophisticated, but it does sound popular…