MobiTV Extends Sprint Deal

MobiTV extended its agreement with Sprint Nextel, announcing a multiyear agreement to continue providing mobile television and video services to Sprint customers and to subscribers of the Pivot service marketed by four cable companies.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In the coming months, MobiTV and Sprint said, they expect to debut a new interface for all Sprint TV services powered by MobiTV, including Sprint TV, Sprint TV Xtra (formerly called Sprint TV Live), Sprint TV en Vivo and Pivot. The Pivot service is offered in various markets by Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

MobiTV also said it plans to enhance video quality and offer more support for full-screen viewing; increase channel-change speeds; and provide support for more devices, including those running Microsoft’s Pocket PC platform.

Separately, MobiTV said it now had more than 3 million users of its services worldwide, having added 1 million subscribers in six months. In addition, the company announced its board of directors appointed recently named CEO Charlie Nooney as chairman effective October 15.