Comedy Central and VH1 unveiled plans for new mobile applications today. Comedy Central’s “Take Out” and VH1 Mobile’s “Pocket VH1” will allow users to access the networks’ content from select Sprint phones for the next month. More carrier partners will be introduced in May.
Comedy Central content will include shows like “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “South Park,” and “Mind of Mencia,” as well as stand-up radio, jokes, horoscopes and television schedules, behind-the-scenes photos, exclusive ringtones and wallpapers.
Mobile media hounds will be able to watch VH1 shows including “Best Week Ever,” “Hogan Knows Best” and “so notorious” on Pocket VH1, in addition to accessing celebrity photos, pop culture and music news clips, ringtones and wallpapers. Content on both apps will be updated daily.
VH1 Mobile also announced it will launch an original, made-for-mobile series “Dingo Ate My Video” April 24. The series features two characters, “Dingo” and “Baby” watching and discussing music videos.
Uh…silly cartoon characters bantering about music videos? Mike Judge mastered the genre with Beavis and Butthead. Something tells me a mobile show named after a Meryl Streep allusion (most likely via Elaine on Seinfeld) won’t top it.
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