Sprint Corp. is adding a television service for cell phones with real-time programs, albeit somewhat choppy, from cable networks. The new MobiTV service, available starting this week, will cost $9.99 per month in addition to the monthly fee of $15 that Sprint subscribers pay to use the Internet data connection on their mobile phones.

At one or two frames per second though, this is far away from the real deal, then again a step closer to it with full-motion video expected sometime in the close future.