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Sprint Delivers Mobile Movies

5 Sep, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf

Mobile phone operator Sprint is delivering movies to the small screen.

Sprint has launched the pay-per-view Sprint Movies, with a selection of 45 feature films from Buena Vista, VOD, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures, according to the site.

Sprint Movies operates via MSpot, which, since December 2005 has powered subscription streams of radio and video content for Sprint PCS Vision users.

Sprint Movies are priced at $3.99-$5.99 with a set viewing window of 24 hours to one week, depending on the title, according to ITwire.com. Users can extend a 24-hour option for two more days at $.99 each.

Last year, Sprint and MSpot launched MSpot Movies, a $6.95 per month subscription service that gives users access to a small selection older movies including Three Stooges, Night of the Living Dead and Short Circuit.Initial titles available for PPV download to Sprint phones include:

  • From Buena Vista VOD: Annapolis, Eight Below, Glory Road, Herbie: Fully Loaded, National Treasure, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Village.

  • From Lionsgate Entertainment: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

  • From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: First Knight, Hollywood Homicide, Little Black Book, Spider-Man 2, The Medallion, The Net and Ultraviolet.

  • From Universal Pictures: American Pie, American Pie 2, Apollo 13, Babe, Backdraft, Billy Madison, Bring It On, Dante's Peak, End of Days, Erin Brokovich, The Fast and the Furious, Happy Gilmore, How High, Jaws, Kindergarten Cop, Meet the Parents, National Lampoon's Animal House, Reality Bites, Scarface, Slapshot, The Bone Collector, The Breakfast Club, The Family Man, The Jerk, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Nutty Professor, The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps, Tremors, Twins and U-571.

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