High costs, lack of integration expertise keep VOD out of reach for many small cable operators

January 2006
CED;Jan2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p27
Trade Publication
This article presents information on the problems in installing the video-on-demand service. The service has become essential for the rural, smaller markets, but it is not a reality yet. All of the necessary ingredients needed to deploy a quality VOD service remain out of reach for the majority of the country's smaller operators. The article informs that the cost and availability of equipment, software, installation and the skilled people to integrate them into a viable VOD business model are stalling the smaller operators' entry into VOD.


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