Tuesday, December 18, 2007

French Mobile TV Subscribers Reach 1.2M

According to ScreenDigest, the number of mobile TV subscribers in France as of December 207 has reached 1.2 million. At the Telecom 2007 conference in Paris, Orange France reported a total of 1 million mobile TV subscribers, while SFR claimed to have 200,000 mobile TV subscribers. ScreenDigest notes that both cellular operators have witnesses a subscriber growth of 40% in the last quarter, driven by the launch of unlimited data, video, TV and music plans.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Screen Digest: 140M Mobile TV Subscribers by 2011

According to a new market research report titled "Mobile TV: Business Models and Opportunities" published by Screen Digest, there will be 140M mobile TV subscribers worldwide by 2011, and global revenues will reach 4.4B Euros. However, the report states that in the short term network operators are not expected to make much profit from the mobile TV services.

In terms of business models, the report predicts that free to air services, that currently drive customer growth in Asia, will not be popular elsewhere since the business model behind these services is not proven. Therefore, 90% of the revenues in 2011 will come from subscription-based services.