Media going mobile but not the way carriers, content players want

Media is going mobile but not in a way favorable to operators or content providers. Sling Media is expected to announce tomorrow its new software for the Slingbox that allows consumers to use a wide range of mobile devices to view existing TV from anywhere via the Internet. Motorola introduced iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year and can connect to a car stereo, home sound system or computer. We'll see a number of these announcements that go head-to-head with the companies that are spending lots of money on offerings designed around customers paying a subscription fee. Carriers need to be careful about what types of services they try to control as customers want to view the content they want from whatever format they want.

For more about Slingbox and iRadio:
- check out this piece from Techdirt Wireless


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