If you want ESPN Mobile, you better have Verizon Wireless. In a recent announcement by the Sports Network, Verizon Wireless becomes the only mobile destination for Mobile ESPN.
With the new multi-year licensing agreement, Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for a V-CAST subscription will receive exclusive access to ESPN content including:
- Mobile ESPN – Real-time sports news, scores and information; personalization for favorite teams; scoring alerts and video.
- Select ESPN Insider content and ESPN fantasy team management on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST services.
- ESPN On Demand mobile video – V-CAST customers get video clips including highlights, analysis, news and content from ESPN-branded shows including SportsCenter, Cold Pizza, Rome is Burning, Outside the Lines, Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn.
The ESPN mobile service will be included in the standard V CAST subscription at no additional charge.
Mobile ESPN was originally launched back in November, 2005 as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) run by Disney using Sprint’s EVDO wireless network. With too few subscribers due to limited phone options and expensive plans, the service was discontinued in December 2006.