Mobile TV Has A Bright Future In The Enterprise

ComputerWorld has an interesting piece arguing that — assuming technical difficulties like bandwidth issues can be overcome — on-demand mobile video will take off in businesses. “This mode of operation is exactly what companies need for communicating with employees and customers. The technology exists; take a look at the SlingPlayer Mobile to see just how powerful and convenient this concept is today.” The idea is that video is a very powerful medium “because the image changes so frequently, thereby stimulating a vision system in humans that originally evolved under the substantial influence of the need to be aware of sudden changes in the surrounding environment — basic survival, not entertainment”. The problem with broadcast TV is that few people want to watch the same thing at the same time.