As the World Cup kicks off in Germany today, there are many mobile services in Europe that are promising to let people watch soccer matches or highlights as they happen. One research firm, Informa, predicted that these mobile broadcasts would bring in $300 million in revenues, particularly in soccer-mad Germany and Italy. So my question to you is whether you’d pay a charge to watch live sports action — or even highlights — on your cell phone. Which sport would you pay for — soccer, American football, hockey, college hoops — and how much would you be willing to pay? Or do you think TV over mobile phones is not something you care for, and the screen is too small? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and I’ll run the best ones in next week’s Your Take Roundup.
Would you pay to watch sports video on your cell phone?
By Mark Glaser
June 8, 2006
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