What's interesting is all the buzz over the week-end talking about TV viewership sharply increasing on iPad recently. So is nimble tv going to suceed where everybody else has failed ? The argument for broadcast (DVB-H, Flo, CMMB, ISDB-T) was that streaming (especially video) could not scale ..... With home broadband service caps coming, is Dyle a better alternative ?
[Reproduced from NY Times]
Start-Up Aims to Stream Pay TV Onto Web Devices
A start-up, NimbleTV, is introducing a way to move a whole subscription’s worth of television onto the Web, with or without the subscription company’s permission, reports Brian Stelter in Monday’s New York Times. It’s the latest example of how technology companies are trying to break into the closed system of television distribution in the United States.
The service takes the package of television channels that a customer buys through a distributor like Dish Network, then streams the package onto the Web, allowing the customer more options for viewing than most distributors now allow. It also allows for thousands of hours of TV recording on a virtual digital video recorder.
NimbleTV is a response to the many television viewers who have voiced some variation of the same complaint: Why can’t I watch any show on any device at any time?The company’s test phase, which begins Monday, is limited to New York City and to a set of 26 channels that the company will pay for. It plans to start letting people sign up for satellite service through its software this summer.