Fox Mobile's Bitbop Is a Hulu Competitor for Smartphones
May 26, 2010, 7:41 PM by Philip Berne
Fox Mobile today launched a beta program for its upcoming Bitbop applcation and streaming video service. Like Hulu, Bitbop offers television shows from popular networks, including Fox, CBS, NBC and National Geographic. Unlike Hulu, Fox Mobile is launching the service on smartphones, starting with a select group of BlackBerry devices. Fox Mobile also plans to charge for content, and pegs the price at $10 monthly for full access to the content library. The service should work over Wi-Fi or 3G network connections. Any user can sign up for the beta program now, and if you don't have a BlackBerry device, Fox Mobile is also planning on launching apps for the iPhone and Android platforms.
Hulu Offering Free Mobile Content This Summer
Hulu today announced an expansion in the availability of free content that will extend to mobile devices. Hulu said it will begin delivering a selection of ad-supported television shows to mobile devices for free this summer.
AT&T to Offer Hulu On Its Mobile Devices
AT&T today struck a deal with Hulu that will see the video streaming service offered across AT&T's range of products and platforms. The service will be available through a dedicated web site online, as well as from a mobile application on smartphones and tablets.
YouTube TV to Offer Live TV for $35 Per Month
Google this week announced YouTube TV, another way to watch television content online. Google partnered with more than 40 television networks, including national and regional channels, to provide access to their shows for the YouTube generation.
T-Mobile Adds YouTube to Binge On
T-Mobile today added several new video content partners to its Binge On service, including YouTube. T-Mobile customers can now stream an unlimited amount of YouTube content to their smartphone over T-Mobile's cellular network without impacting their monthly data bucket.
Earth to Fox Mobile...
Assuming you can view it on your smartphone, that is.