updated 10:50 am EDT, Thu April 17, 2008
ATT Mobile TV Launch Leak
The final launch info for AT&T's touted Mobile TV service has been slipped today courtesy of a source in touch with BGR. The carrier has left most details vague but is now believed to be offering three different tiers based on channel numbers, similar to conventional TV. A Limited tier will offer just four channels for $13 per month, including mobile versions of CBS, Fox, NBC, and NBC's News station; a slight increase in fees to $15 per month more than doubles the selections to nine with CNN, Comedy Central, ESPN, MTV, and Nickelodeon joining the selection.
Sony's heavily publicized full movie channel is available as part of a third tier at $30 per month; the leak doesn't explain the large price difference, though the cost is believed to rest in movie licensing costs.
The news would also have Mobile TV live on May 4th, timing the introduction to coincide with the planned availability of the LG Vu and its companion TV phone, the Samsung Access.