TV Guide Mobile Launched

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Gemstar-TV Guide International and Handmark have released TV Guide Mobile, a television listings and content service for Palm OS and Windows Mobile.

Through a monthly or yearly subscription, this service will give users all the TV info they need.

TV Guide Mobile features include:

  • Instant access to TV Guide daily local TV listings;
  • Ability to search TVGuide.com’s comprehensive “Big Movie Guide” database, which contains 40,000 movie reviews, and its “Show Guide” database, which includes episode synopses and other information on 600+ TV series, past and present;
  • Searches organized by title, genre or celebrity;
  • Customization allowing users to receive information only about their favorite channels, shows or celebrities, through features such as “My Watch List,” that keeps users favorite programs in one place;
  • The latest Hollywood news, gossip and commentary from www.tvguide.com, including: Ask Ausiello; Insider; The Biz; Ask Matt; Roush Review; Ask The Televisionary; Watercooler; and Soap News.

“We’re excited to make TV Guide Mobile available for these smartphone platforms through Handmark, a premier innovator in mobile media,” said Richard Cusick, senior vice president and general manager of Digital Media at Gemstar-TV Guide. “This is one of several initiatives in the mobile space that Gemstar-TV Guide is pursuing. Mobile is a key area for the company and one that we are prioritizing across all of our products, services and partnerships.”

More information on TV Guide Mobile, including details on how to subscribe, is available at www.tvguide.com or tvguide.handmark.com.

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