December 15, 2006
The Power to Take Your TV with You This Holiday Season and Watch Your Favorite Shows Whenever You Want
As part of its "Twelve Days of Power Shopping" campaign, Sprint highlights extensive programming lineup -- including "ELLEN On-the-Go"
-- that can help make holiday travel less stressful and downtime more fun
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2006--This holiday season, Sprint (NYSE:S) is making sure travelers have the power to watch all their favorite television shows and movies while on the go. In addition to its current line-up of more than 50 channels of live and on-demand video content, Sprint announced that today the newest channel available on its Emmy-Award winning Sprint TV(SM) service is channel 76: "ELLEN On-the-Go," with content including Ellen's daily monologue, made-for-mobile highlights from the show, special field pieces and more. Sprint TV is available to Sprint Power Vision(SM) customers with a multimedia-capable handset. Power Vision data plans start at $15 per month.
"Holiday travelers will see that it doesn't matter whether grandma has cable or if you get stuck in the airport for hours. You'll always have access to hours of entertaining live and on-demand programming with Sprint TV on a Sprint Power Vision phone," said Alana Muller, director of product marketing for Sprint. "And now, as the exclusive wireless partner with 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' Sprint is putting the power of laughter in our subscribers' hands just in time for the holidays."
"The Sprint Power Vision platform is a great fit for 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' allowing the show to stay engaged with our viewers. Ultimately this extends the show's reach, increases the value of the television show brand and creates a new level of interaction with fans of the show," said Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President of Telepictures Productions.
Sprint TV offers more than 50 other channels of live and on-demand video programming - something for everyone in the family. For instance, Sprint customers can stay on top of the latest news with ABC News Now, FOX Sports, FOX News Channel Live or CSPAN. Parents wanting to keep long car rides quiet can let their kids watch the Cartoon Network, Looney Tunes, Saturday Morning TV or Discovery Kids. Sports fans can catch highlights of all the top games via the NFL Network, ESPN, Maxx Sports or Fox Sports. Entertainment junkies can get their fill of Hollywood gossip on E! and the Hollywood Insider. And anyone in need of a little laughter can tune in to Comedy Central, Comedy Time or GoTV Pure Comedy.
Sprint Power View(SM), Sprint's made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network, is also a great way for Sprint Vision and Power Vision customers to get the latest sports and entertainment news as well as unique original programming at no additional charge. (Full channel listings and pricing outlined below.)
Sprint TV Channel Guide:
-- 1 - Sprint TV Plus -- 36 - MTV -- 2 - CNNtoGo -- 37 - Comedy Time -- 3 - Fox Sports -- 38 - GoTV Hip Hop Official -- 4 - The Weather Channel -- 39 - Rhapsody Radio -- 5 - GoTV -- 40 - Saturday Morning TV -- 6 - MUSIC CHOICE -- 41 - NFL Network -- 7 - Mflix -- 42 - Sony Music Box Connection -- 8 - E! (Wild On) -- 44 - Sprint TV En Vivo -- 9 - Sprint TV Live -- 45 - SportsEdge -- 10 - Cartoon Network -- 46 - CMT -- 11 - Adult Swim -- 47 - IMF Music Videos -- 12 - Looney Tunes -- 48 - MSpot Movies -- 13 - ESPN -- 49 - Channel Previews -- 14 - Accuweather -- 50 - Sprint TV Ultimate -- 15 - Comedy Central -- 51 - Def Jam Mobile -- 16 - Mspot Radio -- 52 - My Cast -- 17 - Hollywood Insider -- 53 - Sirius Hits -- 18 - Smash TV -- 54 - ABC News Now -- 19 - Fun Little Movies -- 55 - Maxx Sports -- 20 - Fox Mobile -- 57 - Broadway -- 21 - Universal Pictures -- 58 - My Local TV -- 22 - Warner Brothers Trailers -- 59 - E! (Access channel) -- 23 - Sirius Music -- 60 - ATAKU Anime -- 24 - Primetime TV -- 63 - Atomic Wedgie -- 25 - Diva -- 64 - Hanna Barberra -- 26 - VH1 -- 65 - Heavy -- 27 - The Street TV -- 66 - Anime Network - Zoovision -- 28 - GoTV Alt Rock -- 67 - GoComics TV -- 29 - Varsity Mobile -- 68 - Just For Laughs -- 30 - Swimsuit Model TV -- 70 - Stan Lee's POW! Mobile -- 31 - Blip TV -- 71 - Logo Mobile -- 32 - Nickelodeon -- 72 - The N Mobile -- 33 - Sprint Music Channel -- 76 - "ELLEN On-the-Go" -- 34 - GoTV Pure Comedy -- 99 - Sony Pictures Trailers -- 35 - Sprint Power View
For more information about the Sprint TV channels that are great for the holiday season visit the Sprint TV Holiday Channel Guide (http://www2.sprint.com/mr/cmastaticfiles/non-landing/documents/ Generic/SprintTVCG_Holiday06.pdf). (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)
Sprint TV Pricing Guide:
Customers can choose from one of three Power Vision data plans (which include channels for Sprint TV), and then they can add additional channels a la carte, ranging from $3.95 to $9.99 a month).
Power Vision Access Pack $15 (Ellen, Sirius Hits, ABC News Now) Power Vision Plus Pack $20 (above + Fox Sports, NFL Network, Fuse, Fashion TV, Fuel) Power Vision Ultimate Pack $25 (above + Looney Tunes, NBC, ESPN, Discovery Channel, TLC, Comedy Time, The Weather Channel, The Tonight Show and Music Choice)
Sprint has something for movie buffs too. Sprint Movies is the first "pay-per-view" service for mobile phones in the U.S. that streams full-length movies, including recent box-office hits and timeless favorites from Buena Vista VOD, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Sprint Movies offers a growing list of more than 45 titles, including "National Treasure," "Spider-Man 2" and "Scarface." 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.
Sprint Movies cost between $3.99 and $5.99 each for Sprint Power Vision subscribers. Customers can view the movie 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 $.99.
Sprint Movies is available on select Sprint multimedia handsets and can be watched anywhere while on the Sprint Power Vision Network or nationwide Vision network. All 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
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Ultraviolet Spider-Man 2 Little Black Book Hollywood Homicide The Medallion The Net
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
American Pie Meet the Parents American Pie 2 National Lampoon's Animal House Apollo 13 Reality Bites Babe Scarface Backdraft Slapshot Billy Madison The Bone Collector Bring it On The Breakfast Club Dante's Peak The Family Man End of Days The Jerk Erin Brokovich The Mummy Fast and Furious The Mummy Returns Happy Gilmore The Nutty Professor 2 How High Tremors Jaws Twins Kindergarten Cop U-571
About Sprint Video
Sprint has a strong history of providing wireless data services that are innovative and unique, and Sprint's video offerings are a distinct example of this leadership. Sprint TV(SM) was recently awarded the Editor's Choice by PC Magazine and the Best Bet by PC World for the best video service on mobile phones. Sprint offers more than 50 video and audio channels of live and on-demand programming, and Sprint was the first U.S. mobile carrier to:
-- Receive an Emmy(R) Award (Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences), -- Offer live television programming on mobile phones (MobiTV), -- Broadcast the first live concert directly on mobile phones (Bon Jovi), -- Offer full-length feature films on mobile phones (mSpot Movies), -- Provide any type of multimedia experience on mobile phones, beginning with video slides and audio (1KTV), -- Deliver a continuous streaming audio and video product up to 15 frames per second and -- Offer a Spanish-language live TV service. *Standard text messaging and Vision charges apply. 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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving more than 51 million customers at the end of third quarter 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
CONTACT: Sprint Nextel Angie Read, 913-794-2963 Angie.D.Read@sprint.com or Melissa Little, 818-260-5674 Melissa.Little@ellentv.com SOURCE: Sprint Nextel