FilmOn.com plans legal multi-screen service
January 3, 2012
By Colin Mann
FilmOn Labs, a division of Internet-based HD virtual cable TV service FilmOn.com has confirmed that starting in February 2012, the company will be shipping the FilmOn AIR dongle for free to all its yearly US-based subscribers, so they can watch local network television on their computers and mobile devices.
“In 2010, FilmOn ended up in an ongoing legal battle with all four of the major networks CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, over FilmOn’s right to carry their signals over the Internet. The case is ongoing and FilmOn expects to settle the dispute this year,” said Alki David, CEO and Founder of FilmOn. “FilmOn has licensed over 120 HD online television channels and has even launched its own College Sports and Live Soccer Channels, but the challenge has been in legally bringing major network programming to our line-up whilst respecting the networks’ traditional business models.
The FilmOn AIR device plugs into the most popular smart phones, tablets, Mac and Windows Computers. The device tunes into over-the-air ATSC Digital signals already being transmitted by the networks and other local broadcasters. FilmOn AIR is compatible with Windows, Mac, Android and Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod iOS
FilmOn AIR is free with every annual US-based subscription to FilmOn, which costs $149.95 for the basic package. FilmOn AIR retails for $ 95.95, allowing users to watch or record their favourite TV shows. The FilmOn App contains 120 online HD Channels. The next generation of the FilmOn App will contain the FilmOn AIR tuning application and will be available in February for free download in the Apple App Store or the Droid Market Place. Windows and Mac installers come ready onboard with an extra Easter Gift bundled inside.