David Sidebottom

Nearly 30 percent of music retail value will come from mobile downloads by 2011, up from around 13 percent today. That’s according to a survey released this week from the research firm Understanding and Solutions. The gains are expected to reach $11 billion in revenue in four years, which may serve to help offset the other struggles in the music industry. The gains were attributed by the firm to the willingness of music and telecom providers to provide such capabilities, as well as technology that has improved and will only improve more with time. The firm’s consultant, David Sidebottom, was quoted in

Within three short years, global annual revenue from mobile TV and mobile video on demand (VoD) could jump almost 800 percent, to $18 billion, over this year’s total, according to a new report from Understanding & Solutions. That $18 billion excludes revenue from advertising, sponsorship and added interactive services, said Alison Casey, business director of content & services at U&S. Last year, several events generated interest in mobile TV, particularly the FIFA World Cup in July. 3 Italia’s WalkTV, however, was the only major Mobile TV launch using broadcast technology, although a number of smaller-scale services launched, including Debitel in Germany and Virgin

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