I've railed against this craze before. I think it is informed by "Platformitis," an overwrought obsession on the part of freaked-out tv types that hey, our viewers are increasingly out and about, by golly they all have cellphones, and we need to get to their eyeballs where those eyeballs happen to be.
But ah, another voice in the wilderness that agrees with me that Mobile TV ain't gonna be all that big.
Techdirt's Mike Masnick also sees through all this Mobile TV hype. Mike's two big reasons:
Mobile users are just that-mobile. Most often, they are in motion, making it impractical for them to sit still and pay attention to mobile tv on a small cellphone screen.
If they really don't want to miss their program, there's always TiVo, as well as Slingbox to to retrieve the broadcast.
Now I know it is fashionable to rave on and on about mobile tv. Heck, Juniper Research forecasts mobile tv will be a $6.6 billion market within five years.
I have to think that when it comes to forecasts such as these, Juniper Research doesn't know what they are talking about. Mike and I do.
Do you agree?