“Apple has a huge opportunity to capitalize on the iPod’s success while competing with Napster’s subscription services and the satellite radio industry. If Apple launched a satellite radio network that allowed for an all you can eat music library, Apple would one-up Napster by allowing consumers to access this service anywhere they are… whether it be in the car, on their boat or on foot. With the satellite network is in place, Apple would also compete with the other satellite networks by allowing amateur and professional broadcasters to upload their broadcasts to its network,” Kelly McNeill writes for OSViews.com.
Full article here.
Last Monday, we posted an article linking to a Mac OS Rumors report: “”The more we look into these developing rumors of Apple’s planned [HD Video Network] (HDVN) content delivery system, with each new report this is becoming one of the biggest stories in our 11 years dishing dirt — right up there with Mac OS X, the iMac, the iPod….yeah, that big. Seriously. Apple’s interest in satellite HD content delivery has become more than obvious. Just a note to Phil Schiller and company: your (potential) competitors are taking notice! Just because Apple rebuffed Sirius is by no means an indication that Apple isn’t interested in satellite content delivery. Apple just doesn’t want to piggback on someone else’s network — they’re interested in building their own on existing satellites and potentially launching more than one of their own in the next few years as well”
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RUMOR: Apple building satellite-based High Defintion Video Delivery system – March 21, 2005