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All posts tagged "spb tv"


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SPB TV on WP7

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 09:30 AM

http://wpcentral.com/hands-spb-tv-w...s-phone-7-video

"SPB TV has been around for ages on Windows Mobile and is the second port by the popular software company to Windows Phone, the other being Brain Evolution 2. Offering free streaming TV from around the globe, SPB TV is quite popular outside the U.S. (US channel selection is limited, but it's still a great app to have on hand) and offers a excellent streaming experience."

For us old-timers, SPB is a familiar and welcome name, known for quality apps at affordable prices on Windows Mobile. They haven't foregone Windows Phone 7, and SPB TV is the second in their portfolio to be ported to Microsoft's new software platform. SPB TV will be offered free and should be in Windows Marketplace soon.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SPB TV Gets Updated to Version 2.0

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 02:03 PM

http://spb.com/press/pressreleases/2010/jun08.html

"SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer, has updated the Windows Mobile version of its flagship application SPB TV to version 2.0. Due to advertising revenues support the program is now free-of-charge and subscription-free. Ads featured in SPB TV only last as long as channel buffering takes and therefore preserve the best user experience. In addition to the existing features that include quick channel previews, a TV guide for more than 150 offered channels in more than 20 languages, picture-in-picture mode, fast channel launching and switching, the new version offers also a video on demand (VOD) option. With this new feature the users can control what they are watching and when. Unlike broadcast TV, VOD provides greater choice and interactivity."

I have to admit, I've never really appreciated the concept of place-shifted TV. Time-shifted, yeah, I'm all over that - but for me, it's far more useful to be able to record something on TV and watch it later than to be able to watch something live in a place where I might not be able to actually enjoy it. At any rate, SPB TV 2.0 is now out, and features an integrated TV guide, a browser with "fast channels launch", and the ability to set a reminder. SPB's press release does't make it clear if those are features new to the 2.0 release, or if those features were around in the 1.0 release. It's a free upgrade for Windows Phone users though, so you have nothing to lose by checking it out of you've purchased 1.0. You can purchase SPB TV from our affiliate store - right now it's now showing the 2.0 version, but I imagine it will soon...


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Spb Software Adds Over 40 New Channels to Spb TV

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 05:46 AM

http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/poc...pc-software/tv/

"Spb TV is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, designed for tuning in to publicly available digital TV channels from all over the world. A downloadable software client, Spb TV makes a wide range of international live TV channels available for viewing directly on Windows Mobile phones. Spb TV does not only provide users with access to a world of live TV streaming on the go, but it offers exclusive on-screen controls and an integrated TV guide. Spb TV supports fast channels switching, use of intelligent stream correction, picture-in-picture mode, and export of show reminders into Outlook, brining the genuine TV watching experience onto mobile. Spb TV requires a high speed mobile data connection which may be available via 3G, Wi-Fi, or WiMax networks."

Spb Software has just added over forty new international channels to Spb TV, bringing the total channel count to close to a hundred. The majority of them were suggested by users, so if you can't find your favourite channel in the list, simply suggest it; there's a good chance that Spb Software will take it into consideration. If you've yet to try or buy Spb TV, head over to our affiliate software store (Classic/Professional, Standard).


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spb TV: Mobile TV On the Go

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 07:46 PM

http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/poc...pc-software/tv/

"Today at CTIA Wireless, Spb Software - a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of Spb TV - a practical mobile TV player with patent-pending on-screen controls and fast channel switching technology, use of intelligent stream correction, picture-in-picture mode, and an integrated TV guide with export of show reminders into Outlook. Spb TV is a subscription-free and international live mobile TV solution that is geared up to utilize the new generation of faster wireless networks. The now standalone mobile TV solution for Windows Phones, Spb TV was first introduced to the market in September 2008 as the flagship feature of Spb Online. Since then, it has hosted millions of mobile TV sessions. Spb TV is unique in its approach to the mobile TV experience, offering the unexpectedly natural simplicity of watching live TV on a phone. Spb TV goes a long way to support the genuine TV watching behavior on a handset: quick TV guide check-up and channel hopping, on-screen controls for volume and backlight, neat integration of TV functionality with other mobile features (such as messages, calls, and battery life monitoring)."

Spb Software has packaged the TV feature of Spb Online into its own product, Spb TV. The application includes a unique TV browser, an integrated TV guide, PiP mode, support for reminders, and a touch-friendly interface. There's a free, trial version (Windows Mobile Classic/Professional, Windows Mobile Standard) at our affiliate software store. The full version will set you back $14.95.


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