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.
DirecTV Now Adds CBS, The CW, Other Channels
AT&T today improved its DirecTV Now television service with the addition of CBS and other channels. DirecTV Now has offered content from ABC, FOX, and NBC since launch, but not CBS.
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.
AT&T Says More Local Channels Coming to DirecTV Now
AT&T today said more major broadcasters around the country are supporting DirecTV Now, it's mobile- and internet-based television service. According to AT&T, ABC is available in 30 new markets, NBC is available in 4 new markets, and FOX has expanded to one new market.
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.