Verizon Brings Mobile ESPN Back from the Dead

Verizon Brings Mobile ESPN Back from the Dead


ESPN Mobile is back.

The mobile phone service once termed “The Greatest Sports Invention Ever” went away quietly after just a few months, failing to generate enough audience to satisfy its providers. But it’s on the way back, thanks to a new agreement with Verizon Wireless.

Mobile ESPN will be one of a series of offerings that are part of V Cast TV, Verizon’s entry into mobile broadcasting that will debut in a few short weeks. The listings will also include CBS, Fox, MTV, and NBC.

You can get your favorite sports info for just US$15 a month (subscription) or US$3 a day (one-day pass). Obviously, you’ll have to be a Verizon subscriber to truly take advantage of the new listings, although ESPN does have licensing agreements with other carriers. There’s always the WAP option as well, but that requires a smartphone.