Monday, February 16, 2009
PacketVideo announced at the Mobile World Congress that it is delivering a mobile video application for the Apple iPhone to the major networks that enables them to deliver operator-branded TV and video services for the first time. In the coming months, major networks will be announcing the availability of their channels on the iPhone using PV technology.
BOTTOM LINE: The iPhone is the most copied smartphone available today--every phone vendor is trying to duplicate the "wow" factor. However, the iPhone does not do everything--notably, it cannot receive live TV feeds today. PacketVideo's software for broadcasters, however, should add one more trick to the iPhone's "wow" factor. Look for broadcasters to announce this new capability in the coming months.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 6:40 PM