MobiTV Deploys Live Mobile Television on BlackBerry Smartphones

Mon Jan 7, 2008 8:05am EST

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MobiTV Service Extended to BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL CES -- MobiTV, Inc., the
leader in mobile and broadband entertainment services today announced the
availability of its mobile television application on the BlackBerry(R) Pearl
8130 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). The
BlackBerry Pearl 8130 runs on CDMA and high-speed EV-DO networks, enabling
MobiTV to provide the broadest selection of live TV and other video and music
content for mobile users.
    "We are excited to offer our award-winning mobile television service to
BlackBerry customers on the BlackBerry Pearl 8130," said Paul Scanlan,
president and co-founder of MobiTV. "This announcement furthers our goal of
providing our innovative services to mobile users around the world, making our
television and radio products available on more than 250 different mobile
devices."
    The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is an impressive communications and multimedia
Smartphone. The availability of the MobiTV and its while-labeled products
marks the first time that a full mobile TV application has been available on a
BlackBerry device.
    MobiTV, the mobile television solution that powers Sprint TV(TM) for
Sprint and Axcess TV(TM) for Alltel, is the only mobile television application
equipped to run on any wireless network, over any operating system, for more
than 20 wireless providers, worldwide. Blackberry 8130 users can purchase
MobiTV through their wireless provider, by visiting www.handango.com, or by
selecting their device at www.mobitv.com and completing a purchase through the
Handango(TM) shopping cart.
    "MobiTV consistently appears in our best sellers list in the quarterly
Handango Yardstick, and the application has earned numerous honors from
Handango for quality and innovation," said Monica Hamilton, vice president of
content at Handango. "We look forward to seeing improved sales results now
that we are able to offer this product to BlackBerry users."
    RIM will feature MobiTV as a key application partner at its booth (#30333
South Hall 3) at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008.
    About MobiTV
    As the leader in mobile and broadband entertainment services, MobiTV is
driving the convergence of mobile, content and technology; delivering live
television, premium and primetime programming, video-on-demand, satellite and
digital music services from the top broadcast and cable television networks
and major music labels to millions of global users. Founded in 1999, MobiTV is
a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA. (www.mobitv.com).
    About Handango
    Handango(TM) is the leading provider of smartphone content globally.
Leveraging its network of more than 16,000 content partners and its vast
distribution network, Handango seamlessly delivers the smartphone marketplace
to millions of consumers on the Web and from the device. Handango's market-
leading content delivery platform, Handango AMPP, is the platform of choice
for numerous mobile industry leaders including Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, HP,
Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T and AOL. By delivering intuitive and
compelling consumer experiences, Handango has become the trusted source for
millions of smartphone users around the world. For more information, visit
http://corp.handango.com.
    MobiTV and the MobiTV logo are trademarks, service marks, and/or
registered trademarks of MobiTV, Inc. in the United States and in other
countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product names used herein
are the property of their respective owners.
    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
SOURCE  MobiTV, Inc.

Nicole Rodrigues of MobiTV, Inc., +1-510-305-9881, nicole@mobitv.com
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