Live TV App Coming to the iPhone?

Live TV App Coming to the iPhone?
Nicko Margolies
  • 5 march 2009

When The Business Insider reported recently that PacketVideo, a mobile multimedia software company, was releasing an iPhone app with Live TV, it seemed like a dream come true.  However, there are many reasons to doubt its arrival, including technical and contractual issues.  For one, the company does not have a track record with Apple or AT&T and the iPhone does not have a TV-tuner.  Streaming live TV through WiFi is already possible with OrbLive, but it is only possible within range of your home tuner.

CBS recently unveiled its custom video app earlier this week, but it has few full episodes and manages content like a jail warden.  We hope that PacketVideo is somehow able to deliver what they have promised in their press release and will eagerly follow updates to this story.  Yahoo Finance reports further on the announcement,

The application is available immediately and will be sold via operator distribution. Mobile operators are expected to offer the new iPhone application under their own brands via the iPhone Application Store, enabling subscribers to view local live television channels and on-demand video clips.

PV’s first ever commercial application for the iPhone is powered by PV’s well-known COREâ„¢ software platform that has shipped in more than 320 million mobile phones worldwide. In addition to video streaming and playback capabilities, PV’s CORE supports the middleware services needed to deliver live and on-demand content, including support for mobile operator TV services electronic program guide (EPG) information.

[via The Business Insider]
[image via Gizmodo]


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