AT&T Offers TV Phone Service

Mobile TV programming includes 10 channels, including ESPN, CBS, and CNN
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2008 10:10 AM CDT
AT&T Inc. is launching its cell phone video service, and will charge $15 per month for 10 channels. The LG 'Vu' is one of two phones that can be used with the service; the other is the Samsung Access.   (AP Photo/LG Mobile Phones, Bob Riha, Jr.)
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(Newser) – After nearly a year-long delay, AT&T has jumped into the competition for TV viewers on the go. Beginning Sunday, the telecom will offer mobile TV service on two handsets, offering 10 channels of programming for $15 a month, reports the AP. AT&T will offer the service in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and 54 other markets.

AT&T is using Qualcomm’s MediaFlo service to deliver CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile TV, Fox Mobile, MTV, NBC 2Go, NBC News 2Go, Nickelodeon, PIX, and CNN Mobile Live. Competitor Verizon’s VCast also costs $15.