AT&T Wants Its MobiTV

5 thoughts on “AT&T Wants Its MobiTV”

  1. “They can avoid the costly upgrades, and finally be offering something consumers want and are likely to pay for. And oh, it is not recreating the past.”

    The only problem being consumers likely don’t want 20 MobiTV channels for $20 a month, and they can’t avoid those pesky network upgrades (getting VDSL & fiber to homes), because they are an absolutely essential part of AT&T’s survival.

  2. I watch plenty of TV on my laptop. I don’t do it over the Internet, but have a USB ATSC tuner. Why would I want to pay $20/month for a poor package of cable channels when for a one-time price of ~$100 I can watch the major networks in digital TV (many sports and primetime in HD) plus local channels.

    The broadcast stations have a lot more capacity to add channels. As more people realize that broadcast digital TV doesn’t have all the ghosting and other problems of broadcast analog TV, they will get tuners, and the viewing options will expand.

  3. What I don’t understand is why anybody needs MobiTV in the first place. It’s muzak/basic cable on the Internet.

    Any content provider who wants to make an MPEG4 or 3GPP stream available can easily do so.

    All MobiTV does is force me to pay extra for a crappy cable package that requires me to download yet another piece of software.

    Meh.

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