I want my IPTV

Summary:Are vested interests, competing commercial models and a struggle to find the right business model holding back the progress of IPTV in Australia?

What's holding back the progress of IPTV in Australia? Is it the speed of our broadband? Is it access to content? Is existing content relevant for the internet? Is the issue really how you get the content to your TV screen?

Or is it simply a factor of vested interests, competing commercial models and a struggle to find the right business model?

Today on Twisted Wire we try to get to the bottom of the issue. We hear about the experience in those Asian countries where watching TV over the internet is very prevalent. The ABC tells us about adoption of its iView service and we look at TiVo, which is set to offer TV delivered over the internet to supplement its digital free-to-air time-shifting offering.

In this week's show Phil Dobbie talks to:

  • Industry analyst Mike Walsh
  • Ian Carroll, director of Innovation at the ABC
  • Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid Television Services (TiVo)

Be sure to give your views in the comments section below.

Phil Dobbie is a broadcaster and businessman with more than 15 years commercial experience across the telecommunications, internet, tourism, advertising and radio industries. Dobbie also provides a daily podcast for our sister site BNET.com. Join him for BTalk Australia, where he provides a lively and insightful view on business issues, adding his blend of irony and humour to the discussions.

Topics: Government : AU

About

Phil Dobbie has a wealth of radio and business experience. He started his career in commercial radio in the UK and, since coming to Australia in 1991, has held senior marketing and management roles with Telstra, OzEmail, the British Tourist Authority and other telecommunications, media, travel and advertising businesses.

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