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Mobile Excellence Awards winners announced

Winners of the 2009 Mobile Excellence Awards winners were announced earlier this week at the organization’s awards show in Los Angeles. Attendence and award submissions at the event doubled this year, according to organizers. The list of winners follows: Best Mobile Start-Up
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REVIEW: GoTV’s Rock On serves purpose, but that purpose should be free

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Yay or Nay. Every week we'll review a new wireless application or service from the user's point of view, with the goal of highlighting what works and what doesn't. If you wish to submit your application or...

GoTV aligns with talent agency

GoTV Networks Inc., a company that has found a considerable amount of success building a multi-platform network of video channels for mobile and online, has partnered with talent agency, CESD, to leverage its production studio with the agency's roster of talent.It appears talent agencies...

Making live music mobile

Concerts are nothing new on mobile. Sprint Nextel Corp. aired the first concert on mobile in 2005 with a huge marketing push behind a Bon Jovi concert that year. Others have followed since then.Verizon Wireless gets the nod for being the first carrier to...

An early look at AT&T Mobility’s MediaFLO mobile TV service: REVIEW: $15-a-month offering needs more content

AT&T Mobility's MediaFLO-based mobile TV service has not yet officially launched; after a couple of false starts, the carrier appears set to launch the service, along with a pair of devices, in the coming weeks.However, RCR Wireless News obtained an LG Electronics Co. Ltd....

Mobile TV must find business model that clicks with viewers

LAS VEGAS - "There is an expression - if there is something that people want to watch, you can broadcast it on a rock in the desert and they will watch it," Frank Nein, co-founder, partner and senior VP at Lexicon Digital Communications, said...

Mobile TV space looks for growth in 2008

Mobile television is all over the place, yet going nowhere fast all at the same time. Consumer choice for TV and video on their cellphones is pretty robust, but that's only if they know it even exists.Sure, mobile TV and video usage is growing...

WRITERS STRIKE OVER: Sides compromise on new media fees, including mobile

Clear the set. It's back to business as usual in Hollywood.Members of the Writers Guild of America last week voted overwhelmingly to end the 100-day-long strike that brought most TV and film production to a screeching halt on Nov. 5.As if on cue, a...

REVIEW: SlingPlayer Mobile is almost how mobile TV should be … almost

Editor's Note: Welcome to Yay or Nay, a feature for RCR Wireless News' weekly e-mail service, Mobile Content and Culture. Every week we'll review a new wireless application or service from the user's point of view, with the goal of highlighting what works and...

Mobile TV space looks for growth in 2008: Players believe pieces in place, but awareness needed

Mobile television is all over the place, yet going nowhere fast all at the same time. Consumer choice for TV and video on cellphones is pretty robust, but that's only if users know it exists.Sure, mobile TV and video usage is growing month over...

Mobile TV ‘superstars’ could emerge from dragged-out writers’ strike

Television just isn't the same these days. The writers' strike in Hollywood, now in its ninth week, has given millions another reason to turn off the tube. Unless reruns and reality TV are your thing, the TV set has essentially become a content wasteland...

MediaFLO alone on top in mobile broadcast TV

The domestic broadcast mobile TV space has gone from three potential providers to one in less than three months.AT&T Mobility's announcement last week to pay $2.5 billion in cash for Aloha Partners L.P.'s 700 MHz spectrum portfolio likely signaled an end for its HiWire...

10 markets to get free mobile video services from TV group

ABC Owned Television Stations Group has launched free, ad-supported mobile video services in all 10 of its markets. Such moves appear to be gaining steam in an industry where broadcasters have traditionally held a significant controlling interest in the distribution of their programming. With...

Sports, exclusives in mobile TV lineup

MediaFLO USA Inc. has scooped up some exclusive mobile premieres since its launch in March and it plans to continue. In late June, the company broadcast the mobile premiere of MTV Network's "Super Sweet 16: The Movie" before it hit the at-home TV airwaves,...

Mobile TV viewers may get another channel: Harris, LG technology allows broadcasters to target portable devices

Another technology designed to get people to watch TV beyond the living room is getting ready for its close-up. Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld technology, or MPH, is an in-band mobile digital television system set to debut later this month at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in...

Execs anticipate value in content made for mobile

ORLANDO, Fla.-In a ballroom filled with tech-savvy players in the wireless industry, audio and video problems kept cropping up for each of the five panelists on the "Producing Mobile Content" session at the Mobile Entertainment Live session as CTIA Wireless 2007. It served as...

Social nets the next step for cell video: Mobile communities seen as tipping point for adoption of video on phones

If the cellular phone continues to mimic the Internet, then social networking will be the next big application on wireless phones. In fact, a number of new media research firms predict that social media is likely to be the tipping point for mobile video...

Mobile TV space draws new entrants, contrasting models

California is sprinkled with television studios, and while many of the traditional Hollywood studios already have or are in the process of creating separate divisions for endeavors in the mobile TV space, a small group of entertainment companies have been built with mobile in...

More than an MVNO? Amp’d continues mobile content push

Amp'd Mobile Inc. continued to expand its impressive content portfolio, inking deals with actor Jack Black and "24" producer Howard Gordon to offer original, made-for-mobile programming. The news stands atop a number of similar agreements signed in recent days, which may indicate that made-for-mobile...

MAKING MADE FOR MOBILE: Wireless firms continue push for exclusive content for cellphones

Amp'd Mobile Inc. continued to expand its impressive content portfolio, inking deals with actor Jack Black and "24" producer Howard Gordon to offer original, made-for-mobile programming. The news stands atop a number of similar agreements signed in recent days, which may indicate that made-for-mobile...

Mobile TV attracts financing despite continued business model questions

Consider video the wireless industry's equivalent of Powerball. But nobody's betting on the content providers.In these early days of well-heeled venture capitalists and hockey-stick projections, there is no shortage of cash in mobile video in the United States. Handset manufacturers are scrambling to rush...

Made-for-mobile clips get respect

The overwhelming majority of wireless users continue to view the phone simply as a platform for voice conversations. For a handful of aspiring filmmakers, though, it's a potential ticket to Hollywood. Entertainment industry executives and wireless types gathered last week at the Museum of...

GoTV to bring Emmy’s to mobile

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif.-Wireless video provider GoTV Networks said it planned to broadcast made-for-mobile news coverage of Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards. The company plans to conduct red-carpet interviews with celebrities and offer reports from pre- and post-ceremony events and receptions. The content will be available...

GoTV to bring Emmy’s to mobile

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif.—Wireless video provider GoTV Networks said it will broadcast made-for-mobile news coverage of Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards. The company plans to conduct red-carpet interviews with celebrities and offer reports from pre- and post-ceremony events and receptions. The content will be available throughout...

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