– Video TV: Airtel has partnered with Apalya for video content, with live streaming of TV channels, and also featuring archival content, including archives of TV shows.
Airtel execs at the launch didn’t confirm or deny whether, like in case of the broadcast business, carrying Doordarshan is mandated.
But what if consumers want to conduct a group video call, with multiple people in multiple places on multiple types of devices?
Such video conferences are ideal for disparate members of families, committees in organizations, teams working on projects, small seminars, or even just groups of friends.
Shotformats is providing the platform for Video Talkies for Airtel, and the content is multiple content partners – some from aggregators and others from direct deals, including from UTV New Media (which was the first to launch Audio Cinema, under TN Prabhu).
Currently, Airtel is doing only movies, but they will look at doing TV show summaries.
To sweeten the deal, Skype's update lets you make video calls over 3G, instead of tethering you to wifi like Apple's Face Time.
Pretty neat if you're traveling somewhere and want to beam live video to someone else at home.
Skype released a new version of its i OS app last night that lets you make video calls using your i Phone 4 or fourth generation i Pod Touch.
You can get a glimpse of what they’re planning to launch at this WAP page, where they have a 3G Zone: – Video Talkies: a video version of Audio Cinema (or Audio Talkies).
A full movie is crunched into 15 minutes of viewing, with popular dialogs, and and narration.
You can also receive video calls if you have an i Pad or older i Phone or i Pod without a front-facing camera.
And like previous versions of the app, you can still make calls to desktops running Skype.