• MobiTV raises $21M as it pivots into set-top box-free IPTV for the living room

    MobiTV raises $21M as it pivots into set-top box-free IPTV for the living room

    MobiTV, one of the first companies (est. 1999) to bring TV services to mobile devices, has raised some funding as it moves into a late-stage pivot to bring its technology to the living room. The company today announced that it has picked up a growth round of $21 million from Oak Investment Partners and Ally Bank. Read More

  • MobiTV Pulls Its IPO: Unfavorable Market Conditions, Or Unfavorable Business Model?

    MobiTV Pulls Its IPO: Unfavorable Market Conditions, Or Unfavorable Business Model?

    At the end of August, mobile TV and video platform MobiTV filed its S-1 and announced its plans for a $75 million initial public offering. Founded in 1999, the company had been one of the early movers in the movement to bring live and on-demand TV to mobile devices, which led to partnerships with NBC, ESPN, Disney, CBS, and a bunch of other sizable media companies. The company closed over… Read More

  • Mobile TV And Video Platform MobiTV Files For $75 Million IPO

    Mobile TV And Video Platform MobiTV Files For $75 Million IPO

    Mobile TV and video platform MobiTV has filed its S-1 with the SEC this afternoon. In the public offering, MobiTV plans to raise as much as $75 million. For background, MobiTV was founded in 1999 and was one of the pioneers in bringing live and on-demand TV to mobile devices. The company boasts partnerships with a number of carriers and content providers such as NBC, ESPN, Disney, CBS… Read More

  • The #WorldCup Drives 1 Million Downloads Of MobiTV iPhone App

    Over 1 million of users have purchased and downloaded the MobiTV iPhone app, propelling it to number two on Apple’s Top Grossing apps list. The application (iTunes link), which was released in April 2010 and is only available to users in the United States, features live TV programming and video-on-demand content from every major network, and many of the most popular cable channels. But… Read More

  • T-Mobile gives an HTC HD2 reminder, now with more fun!

    Last week, T-Mobile teased us all with a little jab on Twitter about the HTC HD2 that it will be shipping soon. It was exciting and, to be frank, it made me a little antsy. As promised, T-Mobile announced new features for the HD2 at Mobile World Congress today and I’ve gotta say, it isn’t all that thrilling. Read More

  • MobiTV flailing out at Howard Forums

    Once again, a company is attacking instructions on how to subvert their control. This time it’s HowardForums who posted a list of links to mobiTV that basically give Sprint users free access to mobiTV’s offerings. The instructions and links appear below. Read More

  • A&E Television Networks Go Mobile On MobiTV

    I love me some History Channel and now I can love it on my phone, in public. A&E Television Networks and MobiTV, Inc., announced the launch of A&E Mobile and The History Channel Mobile available through the MobiTV service on participating mobile carriers throughout the U.S. And before you say, “who the hell would want to watch this stuff on a little cell phone screen?”… Read More

  • NBC Universal And MobiTV Announce Mobile TV On Demand Service

    NBC Universal has announced they will be providing on-demand mobile TV content in conjunction with MobiTV for the US market. Primetime NBC shows like The Office and Heroes will soon be available on your mobile phone. A slew of other NBCU channels, including USA, Bravo, SCI FI, Telemundo and mun2, will offer ad-supported programming. MobiTV will also have several ad-supported on demand shows… Read More

  • Thinking About MobiTV's $100 million

    There was a bit of buzz a couple of days ago about MobiTV raising another $30 million in capital, adding to it’s already whopping $70 million from previous financings. That’s a lot of money for a startup that lets some people watch a few TV shows on their cell phones. It’s effectively a cable television service that only does business with people who have 2 inch TVs, and… Read More

  • Whither Television Programming?

    As a follow up to our previous post on TV network activity on the Internet and through iTunes, we’ve further explored television programming and how it’s playing out on the web beyond the major networks. I will steer clear of yahoo, google, youtube… all the sites that have been covered extensively on this site. Instead, I want to highlight a few of the less covered… Read More

  • Download Your TV – The Current Options

    Downloadable television, first made popular by Tivo and its competitors, is compelling stuff. As consumers become accustomed to watching a show whenever they choose, pausing at will and fast tracking through commercials, tuning in to a station at a scheduled broadcast time seems quaint at best. Today, 7% of U.S. households have a digital video recorder, or DVR and most cable companies offer a… Read More