Orb First to Enable Live TV on iPhoneThursday, May 8th, 2008
Finally iPhone Users Can Enjoy TV, Internet TV, and Webcams
EMERYVILLE, Calif. — With another demonstration of the power and flexibility of the Orb architecture, Orb Networks, today announced the world’s first way to stream live TV to the iPhone and iPod touch. For the first time, iPhone users can enjoy the immediacy of live sporting events and fast-breaking news on their phone.
“TV on the iPhone is now real,” said Joe Costello, CEO of Orb Networks. “Steve Jobs may think that buying shows from iTunes is the same as watching TV, but iPhone users know better. When the NBA playoffs are on, you want to see the game, live, wherever you are. Free.”
Orb was the first company to enable the live streaming of TV from users’ homes to almost any mobile phone with a streaming player and a web browser. To get around the iPhone’s extreme limitations on supported video formats, Orb created a special application, OrbLive, to enable the streaming of any video format to iPhones.
“Although the iPhone provides users with a great way to experience the web, it offers a ridiculously sub-par streaming video experience. When all the carriers’ free phones can stream lots of things that my iPhone can’t, something’s seriously wrong. OrbLive finally brings the iPhone’s streaming video experience up to par with other mobile phones.”
YouTube ‘how-to’ video: Live TV on your iPod touch or iPhone