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Sys-Con Italia: Video-on-Demand and Linux

Mar 14, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Crutcher, Tim Dodge)

"Don't underestimate it--VOD is big business for the cable and telecom companies offering it. Use of VOD services is growing at an astounding pace. Cable companies use VOD as a weapon to thwart the advances of competitive satellite providers who lack the two-way communications infrastructures to provide true interactivity. And what a weapon it is--major deals with networks and studios are making compelling high-quality content available to consumers at the touch of a button--whenever and wherever they want it.

"As VOD becomes a standard product offering, there are key features that resonate with consumers, features that can make the difference between a successful VOD rollout and a flop..."

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