Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mobile Video & Content Providers

Fourth and long for mobile video CNET News.com

Honestly, mobile video is a great idea -- to me at least. However, looking at this from an analogous standpoint, imagine ESPN saying the only way you can receive its programming on TV is to buy a ESPN branded TV, with all the TV service provided by ESPN. . . That would be ridiculous. ESPN's core competency is as a content provider. When it creates distribution channels which restricts the distribution of its content, well. . . it comes across as a fairly short-sighted strategy.