VH1 Mobile Launches 'Mobile Junk 20,' an Interactive Mobile Application Companion to VH1's Hit Viral Video Show 'Web Junk 20'
New Application Lets Users Capture and Upload Mobile Video for Potential
Inclusion in Episodes of the Weekly Series, 'Web Junk 20'
NEW YORK, Dec. 18 -- Beginning today, VH1 Mobile will
offer "Mobile Junk 20," a new mobile application that gives users the
ability to upload video and photos taken with their mobile devices. Sprint
is the first carrier to offer the application, which is available via the
Sprint Vision and Power Vision networks.
Content submitted using the new application will be considered for
inclusion in future episodes of "Web Junk 20." The application adds to VH1
Mobile's current "Web Junk 20" offering, which includes a dedicated channel
for weekly and archived video clips from the show. "Web Junk 20" clips on
VH1 Mobile have consistently been the #1 or #2 most viewed video content on
VH1 Mobile throughout 2006.
In addition to offering users the functionality to capture and upload
user-generated video and photos, the application gives users the ability to
watch, rate, and share videos and photos submitted by others. In version
2.0, due out in early 2007, additional functionality will allow users to
create profile pages and leave messages, or "stickies," for others creating
a unique, user-generated mobile community.
"The launch of 'Mobile Junk 20' further extends the ways viewers can
interact with our popular 'Web Junk 20' franchise and VH1," said Tom
Calderone, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VH1. "When we
launched the series last January, we offered viewers a way to upload their
found and created content online. 'Mobile Junk' rounds out the experience
by giving fans a way to submit and exchange the creative content they shoot
with their mobile phones."
"Mobile Junk 20" is available exclusively on Sprint through January for
$3.99 per month on select multimedia phones (standard data charges apply).
Sprint customers can download the application via their phones, at
http://www.sprint.com/digitallounge or by texting "junk" to 2323. The
application was envisioned, created and designed by VH1 Mobile; developed
and powered by Nellymoser, the leading next-generation mobile media
platform company. "Mobile Junk 20" will roll out on additional mobile
carriers in 2007.
About VH1 Mobile
VH1 Mobile gives viewers the content they love in the palm of their
hands with streaming video, ringtones, and graphics from VH1's top shows
and events. VH1 Mobile also provides VH1 News coverage of the day's top
music and pop culture happenings, as well as interview clips and music
videos. For more information about VH1 Mobile visit
About "Web Junk 20"
In its third season, "Web Junk 20" continues to push multiplatform
boundaries while counting down the best viral videos that keep everyone
glued to their computer, mobile, and TV screens. Hosted by comedian Jim
Breuer, "Web Junk 20" airs on VH1, Friday nights at Midnight (ET/PT)*. Each
episode is available and archived on VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel every
Monday following the Friday night broadcast on VH1. Select video clips are
also available on VH1 Mobile, cross carrier. In November, VH1 launched
Webjunk.tv, a companion site that is updated several times a day and serves
as a one-stop destination for the best and latest viral videos.
"Web Junk 40: The Best of '06," premieres December 22 at 11 PM (ET/PT).
Chosen by the viewers on VH1.com in an online poll, the end-of-year special
will recap the most buzz-worthy viral videos of 2006.
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