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Comedy Central Announces Carriers Of First Mobile Series

  • Reuters, Thursday, February 23, 2006 10:15 AM
Viacom's Comedy Central is producing the first animated mobile video series, starring porn star Jenna Jameson and "The Daily Show" correspondent Ed Helms. The series, called "Samurai God Love," has eight, two-and-a-half minute episodes and will be available to the video service subscribers of three carriers: Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and Amp'd. "Samurai God Love" is part of Comedy Central's broadband video clip service MotherLoad, which will produce several original shows for mobile phones. The market for video phones is quite small: just two percent of mobile users have video, according to the Yankee Group. Viacom CEO Tom Freston in the past has stressed the importance of digital content to the future of the company.

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