Saturday, March 8, 2008

MobiTV Seeks to Shut Down Web Forum

NEW YORK (AP) — MobiTV Inc., which provides TV services on Sprint Nextel Corp. cell phones, is trying to shut down a Web forum that is carrying instructions on how to get access to its channels for free.

MobiTV sent a letter to, asking the site to take down links that provide MobiTV streams from Fox News, MSNBC, Animal Planet and other networks when entered in the Web browsers of certain phones.

After Howardforums refused to comply, MobiTV sent a letter Thursday to the site's Web host, Atlanta-based Global Net Access LLC, asking that it shut down Howardforums.

The letters were provided to The Associated Press by Howard Chui, owner of Toronto-based Howardforums.

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