MobiTV claimed it is not trying to shut down a popular Web site that carried instructions on how to access its video service free, reports RCR News. Sprint charges $9.99 per month for access to 100 MobiTV channels.
Howardforums.com got heat after a user posted instructions that enable Sprint subscribers to get free access to MobiTV’s channels via openly accessible URLs.
Sprint Nextel users can access the content by typing the URLs provided on Howardforums.com into their phones, and are able to view MobiTV content from Fox News, MSNBC and other channels without paying the $10 monthly fee.
In a post from HowardForum.com’s site administrator, Friday afternoon, the Howard administrator said he had spoken with MobiTV President Paul Scanlan and that presumably put the issue to rest. Apparently MobiTV has beefed up their security.