July 15, 2011
Sprint Streams ESPN’s Live Telecast of World Cup Title Game Featuring U.S. Women’s Soccer Team
Fans Can Watch Sunday’s Game Live on the ESPN Mobile TV Channel on Sprint TV®
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 15, 2011 - Sprint (NYSE: S) will carry the live stream of the women’s soccer World Cup title game featuring the United States against Japan broadcast by ESPN beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT Sunday. The live game telecast will be accessible on Sprint video-enabled devices through the ESPN Mobile TV channel on Sprint TV®.
“This is great news for soccer fans who want to follow Team USA,” said Trevor Van Norman, director-Consumer Product Marketing for Sprint. “Weekends are busy for most Americans, and Sprint and ESPN are giving fans the ability to follow the biggest women’s soccer game of the year even if they can’t be in front of their TVs.”
To view ESPN click on the applications icon and then on the Sprint TV icon. Select “Live TV” from the menu at the top, then select the ESPN Mobile TV channel.
Fans interested in more sports action on their phones can also subscribe to ESPN On Demand, which delivers sports highlights and hard-hitting analysis from the top talent in the business. ESPN On Demand is available for $5.95 per month.
Sprint TV is available on most Sprint devices and all Sprint video-enabled phones, so sports fans can watch live sporting events right from their phone. Sprint TV is available at no additional charge with the Sprint Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network. Plans start at just $69.99 per month plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. (Pricing excludes taxes and surcharges.)
The viewing experience on Sprint TV is even better with Sprint 4G and one of the Sprint 4G-capable phones, such as the award-winning HTC EVOTM 4G, HTC EVOTM 3D, or Samsung EpicTM 4G. Sprint 4G is available in 71 markets nationally and growing and delivers fast mobile downloads, streaming video, and turbo-charged Web browsing. Sprint 4G boasts download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.1
Sprint TV Xtra provides access to more than 25 additional live and on-demand channels for breaking news, live sports, full-length primetime shows, music videos and more. Sprint TV Xtra is available for $9.99 per month and features some of the top news, sports and entertainment programming outlets.
To see the entire lineup on Sprint TV from your phone or online, go to https://mysprint.sprint.com/mysprint/pages/secure/myphoneandmedia/myPhoneAndMediaLandingPage.jsp?INTNAV=ATG:HE:MyPhone, or http://sprintchannels.mobitv.com/.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 Up to 10x faster claim based on download speed comparison of Sprint 3G avg. speeds (600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps) vs. Sprint 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary by plan or based on other factors.
Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788