Ericsson says that because of the “healthy interests” in the region that IPTV will be kicking it in two years reports ZDNet Asia. Ericsson believes that unlike Web TV and video streaming, IPTV promises more bandwidth and dedicated Internet pipelines to ensure better broadcast quality and provide on-demand TV services. Note that the Philippines was the one of the FIRST countries to deploy Mobile TV commercially.
You snickered to your self when we said “one ring to bind them all” Now you aren’t laughing are you? This just in from Google – everybody loves tradition.
From the New York Times this June – says that ad spending in Europe is down but media buyers and their companies are allocating more of their budgets to the Internet, cutting their allocations to broadcast and print advertising. See, its coming .. the decline continues – still there are old timers who always want that paper or pub in their hand, but most business decision makers turn to the Internet for there source of news -via Google alerts, Twitter or news portals, so it makes sense to turn your dollars to the Internet – more eyeballs and its so much easier to pass a link than a piece of paper.
We love Content to Mobile, a great story on new models for mobile video usage – this has been at the topic of most operators and VCs – and all those with an investment in the industry, this is good news. The report is courtesy of In-Stat’s David Chamberlain who always hits the issues hard – he says that they are potentially two models for mobile TV viewing: ‘waiting room’ and “leisure time” both with very different requirements.
What better way to rev up the adoption of MobileTV than to tie it to sports — also in this issue they report that NASCAR is turning to mobile TV to deliver as part of its NASCAR Nationwide Series including the Sprint Cup Series. Yea, Sprint needs to get focused ont that mobile TV instead of rotating out managment all the time.