Sprint Producing Mobile Videos
Sep 12, 2006, 2:33 PM by (staff)
Sprint today announced that the carrier will launch its own video programming. Power View will feature sports and entertainment programming created specifically for the small screen by Sprint. In addition to programming produced in a studio, Sprint will have 15 mobile camera crews to cover live events. The initial lineup of studio-produced shows is a sports heavy mix. More programs and live content will be added in coming weeks. All Power View shows are available free of charge either on Sprint TV or via a downloadable application. Amp'd also offers shows produced for the small screen as well as ones filmed by mobile camera crews.
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They Lack Strategy & Have Too Much Money
- Carriers are data companies and need to focus on their core competency.
- Companies that fail to focus on their core competency become spread too thinly and make bad decisions on not only their core competency, but the areas in which they choose to expand outside of their core.
- The content on Power View is unoriginal, and is under the same genres as other content already on Sprint's service. This isn't a surprise. Refer to the above two points.
- They have such a huge cash reserve as a result of their core competency, and feel as if they can "exp...
It is a mistake for a carrier to focus on making creative decisions for personalization content, and a _joke_ for a carrier to invest resources in becoming a media production company. Why?
- Carriers are data com
You all just DON'T get it!
Sprint invested a lot of money in their data network. What the hell is wrong with providing some people a little extra value for just having a regular Vision plan? What re you going to do next? Complain that data speeds are getting faster than anyone else?
Go whine your way over to Verizon...
STICK TO PHONE SERVICE...FORGET VIDEOS ON PHONES