Ajit Jaokar writes:
I think ‘portable’ broadcast TV for has been underrated for a long time. Maybe this is because the early portable tvs ( casio anyone? )did not offer the user experience people expected. Maybe it is now because people don’t realise how much the TV services have changed over the past 5 years and will continue to change over the next few (IPTV/HDTV). Or maybe they think of DAB, digital radio as an indicator of the success of DMB/DVB-T, hence..
I for one think mobile TV broadcasts will be a great addition to the mobile services. Imagine not just commuters, but families, you won’t need multiple TV sets in the household for each familymember, you won’t need to ‘flick the channel’ to see if the commercials have ended.. You could be watching the latest news broadcast on your lunchbreak, you could be sitting in the hairsalon watching something actually interesting in the background. Mobile TV is not just mobile, it’s portable too. It’s not just a replacement or competitive service, it could add to any odd user experience, It could make your mobile the ultimate remote.