Video content is “broadcasted” over a network down
to the consumer’s handset. This allows consumers the freedom to select which content to watch.
With broadcast or multi-cast video, content is a
“one too many” experience and does not suffer the
buffering or downloading issues of other mobile video
platforms. Similar to “traditional” TV, advertising
opportunities exist within commercial breaks. Personalization technology regarding the ad experience
will generally be located nearer to the consumer’s
device (e.g. a handset application) rather than within
the video delivery. Currently there is no global defacto
broadcast technology standard, however the following
technologies are gaining acceptance in the different
regions of the world: DVB-H (Europe), MediaFLO (US)
ATSC M-H (US), DMB, ISDB and SDMB (Asia).