All the cellphone Carriers have closed content decks -- so you need an express partnership to stream video to phones on the network.
Interesting that MoBuzz TV, which is specifically targeted at mobile phones, hasn't formed any partnerships in the US. They do have a partnership with Vodafone Spain, to stream video segments to subscribers. I think the European carriers are more open than the US carriers to partnering with independent producers. MobilCasts (www.mobilcast.com) lets you listen to audio podcasts on your phone in the US, but they only support a limited number of phones, and you need to have a "data subscription", which is a relatively expensive add-on. Regardless, I wonder when they'll start to support video podcasts. It would be great if a company like MeFeedia or FireANT formed a partnership with a Sprint or a Cingular, so that you could download a mobile app to stream video feeds. But there's no revenue model there, and like Josh said, the phone companies want to charge for video. Wishful thinking... -rob -- REELblogs.com > Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 10:34:26 -0800 > From: Joshua Kinberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: more players other than iPod > > yes, but generally they suck. > They are also mostly focused on streaming video (see: Verizon Vcast) > because > it is easier to charge for. Phone companies don't make money selling > phones, > they make it selling services. I don't think they're too interested in > making it easy for people to download video with their computer and then > sync it to their phone for portable viewing. > > -josh > > On 1/3/06, Devlon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> >> Have mobile phones with video playback hit the market yet? >> >> On 1/3/06, Joshua Kinberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> > >> > there's also this little gadget called a Sony PSP.... >> > And another called a Zen Vision:Micro... >> > And there are and will be plenty more. >> > >> > Those of you going to CES, let's see if we can compile a list of >> > portable video players, their video specs, and prices. I bet there >> > will be several iPod alternatives that are less expensive and play >> > more video formats. >> > >> > -Josh >> > >> > >> > On 1/3/06, Pete Prodoehl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> > > Jay dedman wrote: >> > > > Kinberg pointed me to this new device: >> > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X >> > > > >> > > > Linux-based, under 200$, hackable... >> > > >> > > Gosh, and I thought I pointed you to it. ;) >> > > >> > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/message/22740 >> > > >> > > >> > > Pete >> > > >> > > -- >> > > http://tinkernet.org/ >> > > videoblog for the future... Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/