Travel Channel: “there are opportunities for paid-for content”

At the Metaplaces conference in San Jose yesterday GPS Business News had the opportunity to interview with Chris Ackermann, who his leading the mobile initiative at Travel Channel Media, a large, US-based television network devoted exclusively to travel entertainment. Last May the company launched its first iPhone application and a Blackberry app is currently in development.

In this interview Chris Ackermann gave us his thoughts about the mobile content market and the possibilities offered to content providers for monetization.

Chris Ackermann joined Travel Channel two years ago. Prior to that, Chris was Product Manager at Zoombak, a wireless LBS startup backed by Liberty Media where he managed the development of new location-enabled mobile media services. Previously, he was Product Manager at Spirent Communications, where he played a key role in the development of emerging wireless location technologies. Chris received a BS in Computer Engineering from Villanova University and received an MBA from Rutgers Business School.

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