Even so, In-Stat seems to be sort of bullish on the technology for several different reasons. The researcher notes that mobile standards, such as those suggested by the ATSC, are increasing in number. In-Stat also found that Asia has the largest number of mobile TV subscribers, and that by 2011 there will be 125 million mobile TV subscribers. The company doesn't say if 125 million is enough to off-set or make up for the expense incurred by the mobile operators offering those services.
"Over the next 10 years, as more spectrum is made available, in many cases when analog TV signals are shut off, more mobile TV broadcast services will launch," said In-Stat analyst Michelle Abraham in a statement. "Another issue limiting the market today is the small number of mobile TV broadcast enabled handsets available in many markets."