We are not your disrupters.
That was the message clearly stated by start-up broadcast network streaming device enabler TabletTV to the broadcast TV industry with its decision to join the NAB-backed lobbying group TVFreedom.org.
A joint venture by Granite Broadcasting Corp. and tech company Motive Television, TabletTV makes hardware and software that enable Android and Apple tablets to receive and play back free, over-the-air broadcast signals. The service, which requires that customers pay a one-time fee of $89.95, just launched in San Francisco in December.
TVFreedom, which is essentially a messaging machine run by PR strategy firm Porter Novelli, says TabletTV is the 29th member to join its coalition.
"We believe that every wireless consumer in America has a right to watch the most popular network and local TV programming--live sports, news, entertainment--available on broadcast television when they want, where they want with no monthly bill," said Luc Tomasino, chief marketing officer, TabletTV, in a statement. "It's our mission to make it simple for U.S. consumers to enjoy access to dozens of free, local broadcast channels via their tablets with no monthly subscriptions or contracts."
- read this TVFreedom press release
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