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Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
BSkyB will launch a James Bond-only channel called Sky Movies 007. On air for a month from October 5th, it will be showing the entire James Bond catalogue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond movie, Dr No.
Renowned US magazine Entertainment Weekly recently carried an ad for broadcast network CBS that featured a wafer thin full motion video screen. The VIP (video in print)technology works like an audio greetings card, in that opening the page activates the player. The promotion in question featured in every copy of the magazine, but the video portion only featured in subscriptions for those in Los Angeles and New York .