MobiTV, Microsoft Team Up in Mobile TV Pact

MobiTV, a provider of television and digital radio services for cell, wireless and broadband enabled devices, on Thursday announced that its MobiTV mobile television service is now available on devices that run on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software, according to a June 29 company press release posted on Yahoo Finance.

“The combination of Windows Mobile and MobiTV delivers a rich multimedia experience empowering people to take their favorite entertainment with them wherever they go,” said James Pratt, Microsoft’s lead product manager, in the statement.

MobiTV of Emeryville, Calif., and Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft recently demonstrated the mobile television service on Windows Mobile powered devices and on the Microsoft Windows Media platform for MobiTV’s launch of its new PC service, according to the release.

MobiTV’s mobile television service is available in the United States via Sprint, Cingular and Alltel; in the United Kingdom via 3 and Orange UK; and in Canada through Bell Canada, Rogers and Telus Mobility, according to the release.

“Windows Mobile is particularly well-suited for multimedia, and the experience is amazing,” said Ben Feinman, MobiTV’s director of product management. “We think everyone needs to see it to believe it.”

Content from such popular television networks as MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, ESPN and The Discovery Channel is available on MobiTV’s mobile service.

For additional information, check out MobiTV’s website.

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