The company, a joint venture of Motive Television plc and Granite Broadcasting Corporation, offers applications and hardware that allows its customers to pull in local broadcast television on a table without going through the internet. It says it is essentially a mobile digital antenna and DVR rolled into one.
There are no ongoing fees associated with the service, just a one time hook-up charge of $89.95. It provides access to as many as 120 channels of broadcast content.
“New competitive entrants like TabletTV will help lead an evolution in new broadcast-centric video services that will dramatically alter the face of the U.S. communications ecosystem, and in particular, as it relates to the rapid and cost-efficient delivery of video content to the U.S. consumer over a variety of next-generation wireless platforms,” said Robert C. Kenny, Director of Public Affairs, TVfreedom.org. We’re happy to partner with TabletTV to support the interest of America’s consumers and local broadcast TV stations as Washington’s decision-makers accelerate efforts to modernize U.S. video laws, rules and policies.”
TabletTV was tested in San Francisco in December of last year and is now rolling out nationally.