Mobile Content Bits: AT&T Team USA Soundtrack; MediaFLO NASCAR; T-Mobile 3G; VH1's Scandalist
Thursday, August 7, 2008; 1:00 AM
-- AT&T (NYSE: T) brings recording artists together to record Team USA soundtrack for Olympics: Here's another one from the official wireless telecom sponsor of Team USA. AT&T brought 16 artists together to record exclusive tracks for the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack, which will be available to AT&T wireless customers as AnswerTones, ringtones or full tracks as well as iTunes. Net proceeds from the downloads will directly benefit Team USA, AT&T said. The carrier will also make videos and exclusive artist interviews available at att.net/TeamUSA and the AT&T blue room. Artists include: 3 Doors Down, Army of Me, Colbie Caillat, Clique Girlz, Sheryl Crow, Chris Brown, Flipsyde, Luis Fonsi, Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Kelley, Lady Antebellum, Queen Latifah, Mere, Nelly, Taylor Swift and Kate Voegele. ( Release).
-- MediaFLO USA brings NASCAR to mobile screen: MediaFLO USA has began programming live NASCAR coverage on its mobile TV broadcast service and plans to run with fresh content through the end of the month. The coverage will comprise the NASCAR Nationwide Series and six Sprint ( NYSE: S) Cup Series races on the ESPN ( NYSE: DIS) Mobile TV channel. Upcoming races include: Centurion Boats at the Glen, 3M Performance 400, Sharpie 500, Pepsi 500, Carfax 250 and Food City 250. ( Release).
-- T-Mobile launches second 3G market in Las Vegas: The city of neon lights just got lit up with a 3G network upgrade for T-Mobile customers. The carrier launched its 3G service in New York City in May and plans to expand to at least 20 more markets by the end of the year. The company says it's invested more than $37.5 million to upgrade the Las Vegas market to 3G. ( Release).
-- VH1 gets scandalous with new gossip blog: Not to be outdone by Time Warner's ( NYSE: TWX) TMZ and Yahoo's ( NSDQ: YHOO) OMG, VH1 finally jumped on the gossip blog bandwagon with Scandalist.com. Users can access the site on their mobile phones and iPhone users can download the app. VH1 plans to enable comment posting from mobile phones and a widget for Yahoo Go within the next two weeks.More details at paidContent.org..