Our pals at Contentinople do this on a daily basis, to some degree, but they're more focused on the digital content lifecycle itself.
At TelcoTV, some things I hope to learn include:
- Where exactly is the money in providing TV service to consumers? Is there really a lot of profit there considering what channels like ESPN are charging?
- What can telcos provide to a consumer who says, "I don't want 500 channels. I just get access to stuff I want to watch."
- Isn't it time to throw out the concept of TV schedules and just provide everything on demand? How are telcos working to make that happen?
- The vast majority entertainment content produced now is high definition. Only about 1 percent of the channels available on my TV service are provided in high definition. Why? What's wrong with that picture?
- When will AT&T admit that it's possible consumers will soon need more bandwidth than its FTTN strategy allows? Wouldn't it be great if the carrier wasn't forced to bet on a video compression miracle to save it from the upcoming strains of multi-room HD-DVRs?
Meanwhile, if you have some quick answers (or better questions), let me know on the board below.
— Phil Harvey, Barely Managing Editor, Light Reading