The future is here. No, here. Wait, it’s here.
TV viewers can now jump all over the place with the latest disruptive technology launched today by FilmOn. Already the world’s largest streaming TV service, the free site now lets users watch local television stations from cities across America, online, no matter where the user is.
The signals, from independent broadcasters like PBS affliates, community news channels and more, are played on remote desktops in the regions where the signals originate. The consumer can then operate that remote desktop from wherever they are, whatever equipment they’re using, to watch any local channel.
The small stations gain a vast global audience (potentially expanding their revenue greatly and helping them stay in business). Users gain hundreds of new stations, added to the 600 FilmOn’s free streaming service already carries. A user could for instance watch a high school football game in their hometown that’s only being broadcast locally. Users can find foreign language programming, watch syndicated reruns in different time zones or discover new programming in places never expected such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Boston, Tampa, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix or Washington DC.
“I’m tired of the majors screwing you, screwing me, and screwing the entire industry, by trying to shut down progress” said FilmOn’s founder and CEO, Alki David. “TV is facing the same crossroads that the music industry did in the Napster era—making the wrong decisions right now could be fatal. We won’t let the fat cats of broadcasting stifle technology and drive the independent stations out of business.”
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Hundreds of thousands of mini desktop computers are already available in thirteen cities across the USA. Users can simply access the FilmOn website on their computer or mobile device and connect to the temporarily assigned desktops, which are connected to antenna farms, enabling users to access local TV channels for free. The user is essentially renting the use of the computer for a private viewing of the programming. (TV Mix is owned by FilmOn Networks.)
FilmOn’s remote desktop technology suddenly levels the playing field of distribution for independent broadcasters. Says David, “While the Major Networks NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC bully consumers by threatening to pull their channels from the public spectrum, the local broadcasters are empowered by this dynamic distribution.”
Furthermore, “Though we are not bound to do so, FilmOn will fully report to any broadcaster who seeks equitable revenue sharing.”
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