Verizon launches mobile ESPN

Posted by Mark Raby

New York (NY) - Verizon today launched its mobile ESPN network, offering fans a revival of the service that bit the dust last year as an independent cell phone operator.

ESPN Mobile was once branded as its own mobile service provider, but lack of interest caused the network to close its doors.  In the midst of that, Verizon jumped on board and signed a deal to bring the applications and services offered by ESPN Mobile to its phones.

In addition to watching clips of ESPN programming, the mobile service gives consumers easier access to fantasy sports leagues, game score updates, and an always-on ESPN news ticker.

The service is available in Verizon's V Cast package of multimedia mobile applications, which carries a monthly fee of $15.