I've just started having a look at the test Phoenix TV channel and like it. (Not the content right at the moment, it's a bunch of really old guys in suits making speeches at Hong Kong's Ocean Park, but you're going to get that).
I'm getting it loud, clear and fast on a fairly good ADSL2 connection. I started getting some degredation when I started downloading stuff on two PCs here simultaneously, but that's a bit of an extreme case.
If your marketing people are interested:
I'm not 100% the core target market for this. Though I'm a cracker, I speak some Cantonese / Mandarin and watch whatever Hong Kong TV and movies I get get out here. Unfortunately, I have really limited time these days to watch TV, I stick things on in the background while doing other stuff.
I'm fairly open to pricing options. I'd happily pay something like the following:
Pay-per-channel - If I could pick and choose specific channels, I'd be fine paying an extra $10-$20 a month for 2-4 good ones.
Pay-per-package, if the minimal package cost was much more than $20, I probably woudn't sign-up and spend the $ on DVDs as such.
Pay-per-minute - I'd be cool with this as well, again, spending $20 a month or so.
Timeshifting/Recording ? If some how I could capture stuff my my own viewing later in the day, I'd pay a fair bit more. Only if it were legal, of course (DRM or otherwise).
If you guys could find an Asian version of "The Food Channel" I'd happily cough up an extra $100 a month. And quit my job. Long story.
If you're wondering what channels would be good, TVB, and anything from HK, China, Japan, India, France or rebroadcasts of "Community Channels" like Channel 31.
So, thank you exetel. Nice stuff, especially as it's uncounted download.