News: £200m fibre optic superhighway to boost the West (of Ireland) – Irish Independent
Sensible thinking from UEFA to not stream video, on a couple of points :-
- Cost of BB distribution of these clips could be crippling. I imagine they are going to build up addiction of this video content using NarrowBand (NB) and then introduce charging with a premium for the BB version
- I don’t know where most of the UEFA viewers would be, but it’s highly possible that the countires don’t have wide BB access.
News link: European video-on-demand market to be worth E2.7bn by 2006 – EuopeanMedia.net
News: AOL Readies High-Speed Cable Service – Newsbyte
News: The Fiber-Optic “Glut” — in a New Light – BusinessWeek
News: TV to go – New Media Age
News: Internet access via power lines reborn in Europe – CNN Asia
News link: IT Director
News: ReplayTV plans a new product – MSNBC
McKinsey prediction that 40m US households will have BB access in 3-5 years has some pretty sobering financials in it, but generally this article shows a typical surface-level understanding of what the medium is about with limiting comments summing up whole of iTV like ‘shows that permit viewers to decide how they would like plot-lines to turn out (interactive TV)’, being a clear illustration of this.