Next Generation Mobile TV Comes to Android PhonesFriday, August 28th, 2009
ST PETERSBURG, Russia — SPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of SPB TV for Android phones. SPB TV is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, designed for tuning in to publicly available digital TV channels from all over the world. SPB TV features exclusive and patent-pending usability innovations like picture-in-picture mode, and gives the mobile subscribers easy access to over a hundred of international TV channels, directly from their phones.
Proven track record of high quality customization projects made SPB Software a stratigic partner for many carriers, who manage a wide range of mobile devices. With this release SPB TV becomes available for Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android platforms providing diverse mobile carrier customers with the next generation mobile TV experience.
“SPB was always concentrated on supporting phone manufactures and mobile network carriers in building innovative and user-centric products and services.” – comments Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, SPB Software CEO – “After porting SPB TV to a new platform other than Windows Mobile we got a favourable reception from the mobile market, especially from mobile operators. Now SPB is very pleased with the fact that we can offer mobile carriers an equal solution, a unique powerful application for Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android platforms.”
SPB TV 1.0 Main Features:
- 100+ international live TV channels, in 20+ languages
- Unique TV browser with quick channels preview and list of current & upcoming TV shows
- Integrated full week’s TV guide
- Ability to set Calendar reminders for TV shows of interested
- Fast channel launching and switching technology
- Picture-in-picture mode (quick channel preview while in another channel)
- “Transparent” on-screen controls (sound, brightness) as on a regular TV
- Full support of hardware buttons controls
Pricing and Availability
SPB TV 1.0 is available for smartphones running Android 1.5 with HVGA screen resolutions, as well as Windows Phones running Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional and Standard editions, S60 3d edition FP1 or higher, qVGA, VGA, Square QVGA, and WVGA screen resolutions are supported. SPB TV 1.0 has a full and a freeware versions, with the freeware version limited in features and number of channels available. SPB TV requires a reliable 3G or WiFi network connection for proper streaming. Full version of SPB TV is available for 9.95 USD from the Android Market in countries where paid Android applications are available.