Sprint announced the availability of Sprint TV En Vivo, the first live Spanish-language video and audio service for mobile phones in the U.S. The high-speed service is available on select handsets equipped for the Sprint Power VisionSM network and offers a mix of Spanish and English language channels delivering breaking news, sports, entertainment, music videos, weather and other live programming that is specifically designed for the Hispanic community.
Additionally, for select multimedia handsets on the Sprint VisionSM network, the same content is available in a Java(R) version branded MobiTV en Español. MobiTV, Inc., a global leader in television and digital radio services for mobile devices, assembled the channel line-up and designed much of the technology for both versions.
"It makes perfect sense that Sprint is the first to offer a Spanish-language live TV service since our multimedia offerings have consistently led the industry, offering now more than 50 channels, and we are also frequently acknowledged for our diversity initiatives and strong commitment to the Hispanic community. Our inclusion efforts have recently been recognized by publications such as Hispanic Magazine, Hispanic Network Magazine and Hispanic Trends Magazine, and Sprint was recently named one of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Corporate Diversity for the third consecutive year,” said Isaac Mizrahi, director of Multicultural Marketing, Sprint.
"This cutting-edge content line-up is specifically designed to meet the interests and needs of the Hispanic community, who now comprise 14 percent of the U.S. population. This collective offering addresses a very significant audience who are considered to be major drivers and early adopters of mobile entertainment, applications and services,” said Paul Scanlan, COO and co-founder, MobiTV.
The growing list of channels on Sprint TV En Vivo include: Discovery en Español, ESPN Deportes, The History Channel en españoltm, ¡Sorpresa!, Video Rola, AccuWeather.com, Barrio 305, Comedy Time Latino, ABC News Now, Fashion TV, MAXX Deportes, ShortsTV Corto, V40 Caliente!, El Mic Hip Hop, SHIFT Alternativo and CHAOS Extremo. The service is available for $9.99 per month, as is the Java-version MobiTV en Español.