Mobile ESPN Returns with a Vengeance (Not Really)

Mobile ESPN, the ill-fated MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) that died last year from a lack of interest, is now back. This time around, it’s no longer a completely separate […]

Amazon Announces DRM-Free Music Store

Well, it’s for real. After some earlier rumor-mongering, Amazon just announced that they’re launching a DRM-free music store by the end of 2007. The store will sell millions of tracks, […]

You’ve Got Ads: AOL Buys Third Screen Media

In a move that will boost its mobile ad distribution, AOL just agreed to buy Third Screen Media this morning. MediaPost is reporting that the mobile ad firm will now […]

Disney-ABC and Sprint: Together Forever

The Disney-ABC Television Group and Sprint just announced what appears to be a far-reaching, multi-year deal to distribute TV programming from the Disney Channel, ABC Entertainment, and ABC News to […]

BusinessWeek Pumped About Mobile TV

In stark contrast to an earlier column they ran about how mobile TV adoption will be slow, BusinessWeek changed their mind. That’s probably too strong a statement. But in this […]

Forrester: Paid Download Video Market a Dead End

A while back we reported on how Apple isn’t selling all that many TV show episodes and full-length movies with its iTunes Store. Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey takes it […]

McCartney: Beatles/iTunes Deal “Virtually Settled”

Looks like Apple Inc (the computer and iPod company) is finally settling their differences with Apple Corps Ltd (The Beatles’ company). No, really, this time it’s for real, because Paul […]

CBS To Syndicate Online Video

Taking what could be called the “if-you-can’t-beat-’em, join-’em” approach, CBS is abandoning its original strategy to create a huge portal for its video content. Instead, it now plans to syndicate […]

News Corp: We’re in the First Inning on Mobile

News Corp. COO Peter Chernin said at a Cable Show press conference yesterday that the mobile arena “is like the cable business in the late ’70s right now. In 1977, […]

One Step Forward, One Step Back for European Mobile TV

Endemol, a major European television production company, just rolled back its planned mobile TV launch to include just one channel, instead of the two they originally announced back in 2005. […]