DNA: An interview with Charlie Stocks, media vice-president of Reuters. His views on IPTV are here:
What’s your view of Internet Protocol TV (IP TV)?
Internet protocol television is both distribution technology advancement and an internet experience enhancement.
The distribution technology should facilitate what consumers and content companies can do with television as a medium because it will be a more efficient system for using the bandwidth within the cable and telecom networks. As for broadband delivered video, it is the next generation of content that will drive the continued increase in internet usage.
Do you think it will be a viable model in India?
Both forms of IPTV are at the beginning of their lifecycles in all markets. How the business models will develop and grow is a subject of much discussion and debate. The only position that everyone agrees on is that it is definitely growing.