(December 15, 2006 – Burbank, CA) — Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced today a new way to catch “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Sprint (NYSE: S) and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have teamed up so that viewers can now catch “ELLEN On-the-Go” on their video- enabled Sprint Power Vision phones. Starting December 15th, fans can get their “Ellen” fix of the daily monologue, highlights, special features and more, right there on their Sprint phones. In the continued spirit of giving, Sprint took part in "Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways" on December 15 by giving everyone in the audience a new Sprint Power Vision Phone A900M by Samsung, with six months of free Sprint service. “Sprint and Samsung have teamed up and are giving the audience a Sprint Power VisionSM phone package. I have one of these phones. You can listen to the radio, watch TV and movies with more than 50 channels and best of all starting today you can watch highlights of my show.” said talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. “The Sprint Power Vision platform is a great fit for ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ allowing the show to stay engaged with our viewers. Ultimately this extends the show’s reach, increases the value of the television show brand and creates a new level of interaction with fans of the show,” said Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President of Telepictures Productions. ELLEN content will be available on Sprint TV, channel 76. The channel is available to Sprint Power Vision customers with the multimedia capable handsets who subscribe to a Power Vision plan, starting at $15 a month. The content will include Ellen's daily monologue, made-for-mobile highlights from the show, special field pieces and more. “Sprint's Power Vision service is the perfect platform for offering fun and unique programming like ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’” said Alana Muller, director of product marketing at Sprint. “Being the exclusive wireless partner with ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ is a natural fit for Sprint, because it allows us to put the power of laughter in our subscribers’ hands, whenever they want it.” Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving more than 51 million customers at the end of third quarter 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has won three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show and for the second year in a row has received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show has now earned fifteen Daytime Emmy Awards in its first three seasons. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is the only talk show in the history of the Daytime Emmys to win three consecutive awards for Outstanding Talk Show in its first three seasons. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered on September 8, 2003 and was the highest-rated freshman syndicated show of the 2003-2004 season. Originating from NBC Studios in Los Angeles, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures Productions, an industry leading and Emmy award winning producer of syndicated programming and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
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