Joel Shadle, Sprint, 703-906-2645
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 10/12/2006
Now Sprint (NYSE: S) subscribers with video enabled handsets can follow along with the "pasty" crusaders, Jim Gaffigan and Conan O’Brien, as they fight crime with their paleness in Gaffigan’s animated comic series, Pale Force. The shorts, written by Gaffigan and New Yorker cartoonist Paul Noth (who also illustrates them) are available today, and are free to Sprint Power Vision(SM) subscribers.
The Pale Force cartoons can be downloaded a week before they are available on NBC.com, giving Sprint customers an exclusive, first look at the adventures of "Paleman" and his scrawny sidekick, Conan. Tune in to Conan tonight, where Gaffigan will appear as a special guest and introduce the latest installment in the Pale Force series live to a national audience.
"Our Power Vision technology is a perfect platform for offering fun and unique programming like the Pale Force episodes," said Anita Newton, vice president of marketing for Sprint. "The partnership with NBC and Late Night is a natural fit for Sprint because it allows us to put the power of laughter in our subscribers’ hands, and take it wherever they go."
To access Pale Force on Sprint Vision phones, power up the media player, type "24" and scroll to "Pale Force" or simply text the word "PALE" to number 2666.*
For stills of Pale Force, visit the NBC Media Village at www.nbcumv.com.
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® 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.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering 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.