Cingular Offers Wireless On-Demand7 Mar, 2006 By: Holly J. Wagner
Cingular Wireless March 7 rolled out a video-on-demand service featuring movie trailers, video clips and other short-form content, as well as episodes of HBO series, using Real Networks technology.
Cingular Video offers select episodes, scenes and bonus material from HBO shows for $4.99 per month for HBO Mobile or $2.99 per month for HBO Family Mobile.
Among other programs offered are clips from the Disney TV shows “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Grey's Anatomy” — shows also offered for download in the iTunes store; Muppets and Disney classic shorts; as well as shows from Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon's Adult Swim programming block.
The service launches in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tacoma and Washington, D.C. Prices for 3G handsets that enable the service start at $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, with a two-year service plan commitment.