Television shows on mobile phones
Not just short mobisodes, but even entire TV shows delivered directly to your mobile phone. Are you interested? Many of you at the moment would probably answer “no”, but according to the mobile industry experts, 291 million people worldwide will use mobile video services by 2010 (source: Informa Telecom).
The International Herald Tribune has a good article on the future of mobile TV, looking at what is happening in South Korea, and at the opportunities currently being considered by European carriers. Some companies are trying to replicate the “living room effect”, some other prefer to focus on content on-the-go.
From the US we hear that Cingular Wireless is trying to sign a partnership with cable network HBO to offer a mobile version of Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Deadwood. Newsweek reports the business model for this deal will be based on a monthly subscription offer.