|Fun Little Movies plays on SmartVideo's mobile lineup|
Posted: 21-May-2005 [Source: Fun Little Movies]
[LA-based Fun Little Movies signs up to bring its comedy shorts produced specifically for mobiles to SmartVideo's tv lineup.]
Atlanta and Beverly Hills -- Fun Little Movies, the company behind the acclaimed comedy shorts made specifically for mobile entertainment, is launching its newest outlet with SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. Fun Little Movies (FLM) joins a robust lineup of entertainment, news, sports, weather, children's and family channels that have put SmartVideo at the forefront of the mobile television revolution.
The addition of FLM to SmartVideo is particularly important for both companies. With SmartVideo, young adults are key early adopters of the mobile entertainment media and the comedy shorts from FLM are especially popular with that age group. For its part, FLM will benefit from SmartVideo's best-in-class technology, allowing its content to be accessible globally.
With more than 50 million smartphones in use today that can play mobile content (a figure estimated to rise to 250 million by 2008) creators are starting to produce content aimed directly at smartphones and smart PDAs. FLM is among the most creative, winning recognition for its original live-action comedies that are just a few minutes long yet boast strong storytelling and top-notch talent in front of and behind the cameras.
Titles that will be available on SmartVideo's FLM channel include "Spacey Movie," the classic Sci-Fi parody; "Love Bytes," a comedy about 21st century dating that's so cool, it can actually get you a date; and the "Mini Bikers," where little guys on little motorcycles fight crime a little at a time. Also available are the kids' comedy "Gagsters," which premieres on the Oxygen network this fall, and hilarious shorts from the makers of PuppetGreetings.com.
"SmartPhones! SmartVideo! Smart deal!" said FLM CEO Frank Chindamo. "It's an ideal partnership. Any smart person can see that SmartVideo is one of the world's leading platforms for delivering mobile content. In fact, it's better than having our shows picked up by a U.S. TV network. It's instantly global, and mobile phones are more accessible and more plentiful than TVs."
SmartVideo is the only company with the technology to deliver full-motion, fully synched video and audio to consumers with smart devices equipped with the Microsoft Windows Mobile or Symbian (6.0 and above) operating systems. SmartVideo delivers mobile television at a minimum of 15 frames per second (FPS) on current 2.5G data networks, near-broadcast quality of 24FPS or higher on Wi-Fi-equipped devices as well as current and planned 3G data networks. Content packages include programming from ABC NewsNow, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel, Ifilm, premium content from DIC Entertainment and dozens more, with additional channels being added regularly.
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