Sprint has launched a new service called Sprint Movies, the first pay-per-view service for mobile phones in the U.S. that streams full-length movies, including recent box-office hits and favorites from Buena Vista VOD, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures.
Sprint Movies offers a list of more than 45 titles, including "National Treasure," "Spider-Man 2" and "Scarface." Sprint Movies is powered by mSpot, which is responsible for video production and ongoing operations of the service.
Sprint Movies features many of the same conveniences as a DVD player. A movie can be seen in its entirety all at once, or it can be divided into chapters and watched over time. Customers can play, pause and skip forward or backward to different chapters. They can also resume a movie at the exact point where it was last shut down.
The movies cost between US$3.99 and US$5.99 each. Customers can view the movie for unlimited times within a set period, which varies between 24 hours and one week depending on the title. In addition, 24-hour titles include the option of purchasing up to two 24-hour viewing extensions at the rate of US$.99.
Sprint Movies is available on select Sprint multimedia handsets. Titles from Sprint Movies are edited, when necessary, to meet TV-14 standards. New titles will continually be added to the Sprint Movies lineup. The initial titles are:
Buena Vista VOD
Herbie: Fully Loaded
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Little Black Book
American Pie 2
Bring it On
End of Days
Fast and Furious
Meet the Parents
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Bone Collector
The Breakfast Club
The Family Man
The Mummy Returns
The Nutty Professor 2