With its limited programming and reception, the Escort MobileTV will satisfy only a small segment of people who desire a portable television.
The companies could announce a deal in which Microsoft would sell off its mobile-television service, though no prices were divulged.
CNET's Dong Ngo, an iPhone user, discovered he has been charged by AT&T for MobileTV, a service that's not available for the iPhone.
TV on mobile phones is still new enough to support many approaches, as carriers push to get short videos onto phones.
Cingular adds a new on-demand video clip service to its $19.99 per month unlimited usage 3G wireless offering.
Nielsen, others offer better ways to track mobile-television viewers. But can they keep up with industry transformation?
Trying to spur a slow market, it lifts the curtain on some technology secrets for mobile TV.