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Sprint Offers Full Length Pay-per-view Movies on Mobile Phones
Posted on 6-Sep-2006 11:26 | Tags Filed under: News


Sprint Offers Full Length Pay-per-view Movies on Mobile Phones
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
    Annapolis
    Eight Below
    Glory Road
    Herbie: Fully Loaded
    National Treasure
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Village

  • Lionsgate
    Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

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

  • Universal Pictures
    American Pie
    American Pie 2
    Apollo 13
    Babe
    Backdraft
    Billy Madison
    Bring it On
    Dante's Peak
    End of Days
    Erin Brokovich
    Fast and 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 2
    Tremors
    Twins
    U-571









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