MobiTV, Universal Music Group team up

Jan 10 2006 - 10:45 AM ET | Backpage

MobiTV today announced a partnership with Universal Music Group. Under the deal MobiTV will be able to offer music videos from Universal's catalog, which currently number more than 1100. MobiTV will create 4 dedicated music channels to show the full length music videos at no extra charge to subscribers:

In contrast to other mobile offerings that require a user to purchase access to each video, MobiTV subscribers will have unlimited access to music videos from artists such as 50 Cent, Beck, No Doubt, U2 and others streamed right to their mobile phones for no additional charge beyond the standard MobiTV subscription fee.

The 1100 videos come from 375 different Universal artists. MobiTV is best known for providing live TV content to mobile phones via existing data networks. The company has approximately 500,000 subscribers.