|Sprint Offering Full-Length Movie Downloads|
|Robert McMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sat, 10 Dec 2005 23:16:53 -0600
By Robert MacMillan|
Using a mobile phone to buy movie tickets and check showtimes is one
Sprint Nextel Corp. is expected to announce on Monday that it has
Provided by vendor MSpot, the service offers unlimited shows and
The announcement comes as Sprint and other wireless phone services are
They also are spending billions of dollars building up their networks
The initial lineup includes films that are far from anyone's first-run
Among them are "One-Eyed Jacks," the Marlon Brando-Karl Malden
"This is what we could get rights to quickly," said Dale Knoop,
Sprint plans to debut seven new films a week.
Knoop also declined to say how many people have watched the films.
One question facing Sprint and the wireless industry is whether
Sprint found that many people have a shorter attention span when it
Apple Computer Inc. also is exploring longer video content. The
It also offers replays of ABC programs "Desperate Housewives" and
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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