Sprint is adding real-time television service for cell phones
The new MobiTV service is starting this week and will cost $9.99 per month in addition to the monthly fee of $15 for Internet data connection of mobile phones.
The MobiTV programs will play in a continuous stream, yet the cell phone screen will not display the equivalent of full-motion video like that seen on a real television. Instead, the video will play at a rate of one or two frames per second, as compared with more than 20 frames per second for real TV.
MobiTV was developed and operated by Idetic Inc. - a privately held technology company based in Berkeley, California.