Comedy, VH1 Unveil Mobile Software


MTV Networks will offer viewers a way to get video takeout, unveiling a pair of applications that will provide access to Comedy Central and VH1 content on the go.

Beginning in May, Comedy Central’s “Take Out” and VH1 Mobile’s “Pocket VH1” software applications will allow users to access network content stored on a central hub via their cellular phones.

Sprint Nextel Corp. is the first carrier to launch both applications, offering them exclusively for four weeks on Sprint multimedia phones.

The two applications feature new browser interfaces designed to help viewers better navigate through streaming video, ring tones or graphics.

Comedy Central’s Take Out will offer video clips from shows including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, SouthPark and Mind of Mencia, along with behind-the-scenes images and other content.

Similarly, VH1 Mobile’s Pocket VH1 will supply clips from shows such as Web Junk 20, Best Week Ever and so noTORious, among others. The application also offers TV schedules and “Rock on TV,” a feature allowing users to search for their favorite artists and set mobile alerts when those artists are scheduled to appear on TV.

In related news, VH1 also announced a new mobile-only series, Dingo Ate My Video, set to launch April 24.

The show combines music videos with a comedic voice-over between Dingo and Baby, the show’s two main puppet characters. Each episode will offer footage from three to four music videos along with the commentary.