We covered the beta of Bitbop not too long and now, glad to say that it has passed it's beta testing phase and moved into a full on roll out of services. Bitbop brings a lot to the table for US customers who are looking for great media content on the go. Headed up by the folks at Fox Mobile, the wide array of streaming content is something a lot of users having been asking of big media for a while now. Shows such as 30 Rock, American Dad and Family Guy are all available to view as well as many others from Global partners which Fox has teamed up with.
With the service now out of beta Bitbop has had to put a price tag on their offerings which, has turned out to not be that bad at all. A free trial is available to BlackBerry users wherein after the trial a subscription model has been established for $9.99/mnth which allows for unlimited streaming and temporary downloads. Full press release is available after the jump.
Pepcom Digital Experience 2010!, New York, NY – June 24, 2010 – Fox Mobile Group today announced the official U.S. launch of Bitbop (www.bitbop.com and m.bitbop.com), the easy-to-use wireless entertainment subscription service that allows smartphone users to view their favorite full-length television shows on demand. The service delivers extremely high-quality mobile video resolution and subscribers can choose from a selection of exciting programming from numerous top-notch content partners. The company plans to offer full-length movies later this year.
The widely-anticipated Bitbop service debuted exclusively on BlackBerry® smartphones at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! New York. Bitbop’s application is available on BlackBerry App World™ and will exclusively support BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry® Bold™ series, as well as the BlackBerry® Curve™8900 and the BlackBerry® Tour™9630 at launch. BlackBerry smartphone users can download the application to get a free trial of this exciting mobile entertainment service and subscribe to the monthly plan for $9.99, which allows for unlimited streaming and temporary downloads.
“After successfully launching the private beta less than a month ago, we are thrilled to publicly launch Bitbop first on BlackBerry smartphones,” said Joe Bilman, Executive Vice President, Global Products, Fox Mobile Group. “The potential of the smartphone has barely been tapped. Our goal is to provide consumers with an exciting new digital entertainment experience on their handheld devices and what better place to start than with the original and continuously innovative smartphone.”
“High level multimedia content for BlackBerry smartphones is in high demand by our users as they discover new ways to take the content they want wherever they want to go,” said Tyler Lessard, Vice President, Global Alliances and Developer Relations at Research In Motion. “Bitbop’s exciting mobile video platform richly enhances the wireless entertainment experience for BlackBerry users by putting premier video content right at their fingertips. “
Fox Mobile Group will introduce a number of special promotions this summer to support the launch of the Bitbop service, beginning this month with Bitbop giving away one BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 a day for one week. Select BlackBerry smartphone users will have the opportunity to try a free full-access trial subscription. Consumers can follow Bitbop on Twitter @Bitbop to find out more information.