Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

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8 Ideas from Broadband World Forum Asia 2008

Jul 17, 2008

1- Shanghai Media Group is looking at 3-D TV. (A real Bandwidth hogger.) Others are working on it too, so it should be in most markets by 2017. – Ron Westfall, Current Analysis 2- Piracy of satellite signals can reach up to 50 percent in Asia. 3- Customers demand higher quality of service from Mobile

Ross Pollack Differentiates Internet TV Types

Jul 17, 2008

Ross Pollack Differentiates Internet TV Types

This chart nicely differentiates emergent types of Internet TV.Source: Ross Pollack, Senior Vice President, distribution in Asia for Sony.

Chart Summarizing Asia’s potential IPTV markets

Jul 16, 2008

This chart neatly summarizes potential IPTV markets in Asia. Taiwan and Korea fall into the zone I identified in this video pitch and this posting. The IPTV wildcard zone also offers great potential. Source: Bob Scott, Cisco Director-Strategy and Business Development.

Preston Lau: Update on YouTube

Jul 16, 2008

Preston Lau: Update on YouTube

Preston Lau, General Manager of Google in Hong Kong presented an update on YouTube at the Broadband World Forum Asia 2008. – YouTube’s biggest categories: Humor (75%), Music (54%) News (46%). (I think these numbers add up to more than 100 percent because you can select more than one category per video.) – Two thirds

Microsoft Exec: Chinese will, in fact, pay for content

Jul 15, 2008

Microsoft Exec: Chinese will, in fact, pay for content

This photograph was used by Chinnee M. Tong of Microsoft TV to illustrate how – despite China’s famed-penchant for piracy – Chinese consumers are in fact willing to pay for content. The yellow dots highlight satellite dishes on this building Chinnee photographed. Note that some apartments have several dishes and most would have to pay

Broadband World: IPTV is tough

Jul 14, 2008

Broadband World: IPTV is tough

IPTV, a recent obsession of mine, has been a recurrent theme at the Broadband World Forum 2008 in Hong Kong, but not everyone thinks implementation is easy. John Reister of Big Band Networks: Entering IPTV is difficultHigh competition- Rival media types- Many providers moving into IPTV and set-top boxesBig investmentEnd users have heavy and growing

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