Company name: MobiTV
Where it's based: Emeryville, Calif.
When it was founded: 1999
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2006
Why it was a Fierce 15: MobiTV bet early on the mobile TV hype, and managed to score more than 1 million customers through deals with major carriers Sprint Nextel and Cingular in the U.S., as well as with international carriers. Click here for more.
What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: Since winning a slot on the Fierce 15, mobiTV's subscriber base has jumped to more than 7 million. The company said its offering stretches across 60 channels and is available on more than 350 handsets for 20 carrier networks. The company also expanded in November 2008 with Mobi4Biz, a financial news application, and earlier this year into iPhone land with a March Madness app for CBS. The company said it is developing more vertical-specific and big-ticket live event applications, and hopes to combine free local broadcast content with subscription-based premium content featuring DVR-like capabilities.