EMERYVILLE, CA, April 25, 2017 (Newswire.com) - MobiTV, a global leader in live and on-demand video delivery solutions, and Sprint announce the launch of the new feature-rich content app Sprint Spot, available now for Android users. Sprint Spot is a new one-stop destination that allows users to listen to music, play games, watch movies and discover video content from MobiTV providers, such as Amazon Prime, and top quality content partners. The app gives mobile users easy access to all the types of entertainment they want to consume, with ease.
MobiTV platform’s includes DRM and CMS to ingest and deliver content from multiple providers seamlessly. Sprint Spot is pre-loaded on all Sprint Android devices and is available for free download in the Google Play store. An iOS version will be rolling out soon.
"We're proud to bring the next wave of mobile entertainment to Sprint's customers across the nation. Our newest venture sets the new standard for high scale, superior quality of aggregated services. This is yet another great addition to the list of game-changing initiatives we've launched during our long-standing relationship with Sprint."
Charlie Nooney, CEO and Chairman
Sprint Spot marks the newest chapter in MobiTV and Sprint’s teamwork, which began with the launch of Sprint TV in 2004. MobiTV pioneered the technology to bring video to mobile phones, and Sprint was the first wireless carrier to understand the mobile phone as the “third” screen for video content.
“We’re proud to bring the next wave of mobile entertainment to Sprint’s customers across the nation. Our newest venture sets the new standard for high scale, superior quality of aggregated services. This is yet another great addition to the list of game-changing initiatives we’ve launched during our long-standing relationship with Sprint,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO and Chairman of MobiTV.
Sprint Spot Details and Benefits:
Authentication and Carrier Billing
Sprint Spot allows Sprint to provide all the rich, interactive content that their customers want in a one-stop shop. The MobiTV Platform enables a simplified purchase flow through authentication and carrier billing. Sprint customers enjoy a frictionless experience as they can purchase and manage all their Sprint subscriptions from a simple, cohesive interface. The new platform enables carriers to promote premium applications and services to engage existing subscribers.
Users Gain Direct Access to Third-Party Apps
Sprint Spot’s universal search feature allows users to access a variety of Sprint and third-party apps on a single platform at the tap of their finger. Users can use the app to discover, purchase and play music, movies, videos, games and more. Also, a robust recommendation engine encourages consumers to stay in the carrier branded app. Sprint Spot advances MobiTV’s platform from the Sprint TV product to a fully integrated platform beyond video that prioritizes consumer choice and accessibility.
“As mobile adoption rates continue to climb, consumers will demand more and more high-quality, varied content, and carriers need to be ready,” said Mark Yarkosky, Director, Product Development at Sprint. “We’re excited for our customers to access this new comprehensive, integrated experience with MobiTV, which we know has the best mobile television solution in the market.”
MobiTV is a video delivery solutions expert committed to making the live and on-demand entertainment experience better across all devices and platforms. Our content delivery platform unlocks content from the traditional Set Top Box (STB) experience for Pay TV providers. We provide Pay TV providers customizable, cloud based, end-to-end streaming video solutions, allowing them to offer a high-quality video across multiple devices, cost-efficiently, with leading edge end-user experience in mind. With 17 years of industry experience, MobiTV hardened technology enables operations with 99.999% uptime, while ensuring video quality is optimized across all screens. Our connected media solutions are tailored for IPTV operators, as well as mobile TV and over-the-top customers (including T-Mobile, US Cellular and Reliance). For more information visit http://www.mobitv.com/.
Sprint (NYSE:S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 60.2 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years.
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