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I Want My Cell TV

Now you can get TV right in the palm of your hand.

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This story appears in the March 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

How do you pass the time in airports and taxicabs? How about watching TV-on your cell phone?

Sprint's PCS Vision data network has become the first to carry the live TV news and special interest broadcasts of MobiTV (www.mobitv.com), a global TV network from Berkeley, California-based Idetic. For a surprisingly low $10 per month billed against a $15 monthly Sprint premium fee, you can catch news and market reports on ABC, MSNBC, CNBC or CNET; or diverting documentaries on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel. There are also sports and music stations-even kiddie stations like ToonWorld, which attract a surprisingly mature demographic, according to Idetic CEO Phillip Alvelda.

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