Mobile Video News Streams Out of CTIA

Hey, you got your mobile phone in my TV! No, you got your TV in my mobile phone! You’re both right. The big wireless CTIA show is happening in Vegas right now, and there’s a ton of mobile video news coming out of it.

NBC‘s Chief Digital Officer George Kliavkoff had a bunch of things to say: NBC will create live video in support of the upcoming Olympics; it has inked a multicarrier deal to give AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Research in Motion subscribers access to more than 60 WAP sites including NBC, USA and Bravo; and may be interested in creating a Hulu-like service for mobile.

In the wake of MTV’s announcement Monday that it has secured a deal to put content up on Mywaves, sibling network VH-1 said it will offer a service that lets users chat with one another during broadcast shows via their mobile handsets.

Droplet Technology
, meanwhile, says it has developed an all-software solution that lets users “create, edit, upload, stream and share original video content at full VGA/30 fps directly from their mobile handsets.”

Verizon says it’s added a bevy of new content, signing on with Univision Movil for Spanish language programming, News Over Wireless to deliver local news, CondeNet for video from sites like Epicurious and Wired, and gossip show TMZ for…well, gossip.

Fox Mobile Entertainment launched the aptly-named Fox Entertainment Mobile Network, which will feature content from hit shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, Nip/Tuck and The Dog Whisperer.

After launching The C-Spot on through Verizon yesterday, Sony Pictures says it will also offer full-length movies on AT&T phones in May. The movies will be streamed on a loop though, and not available on demand.

Hopefully with all this content, the U.S. will start to get more than 4.5 percent of the mobile subscriber base to actually tune in to mobile TV.


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