Cingular launches mobile video service

Cingular Wireless has added an on-demand video service to its offerings for subscribers to its 3G networks. Cingular Video claims video clip content from 18 different channels that include Cartoon Network, NBC, ESPN and Fox News for $19.99 per month. For an additional $4.99 subscribers can receive clips of The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Entourage. TBS is one of the big contributors of content for the service with Adult Swim, NASCAR.COM and Turner Classic Movies.

The service is available in Cingular's 16 metropolitan 3G markets and only runs on the newly released LG CU320 and Samsung SGH-ZX10 handsets, which run $99 after rebate and two-year service plan commitment. Since HBO costs about $16 in a regular cable subscription plan, and the majority of mobile subscribers who would sign up would probably already have HBO in the home, seems like an additional $5 is a little steep.

For more on Cingular's new mobile video service:
- check out this press release