Global Over-the-Top Service SmartTV.com to Compensate Broadcast Television Stations for Local Carriage
On 25, Feb 2013 | In Newsroom | By admin
As the first platform to achieve television everywhere, we have also added local broadcast TV station signals to our over-the-top platform. After eighteen months of beta testing, SmartTV.com delivers live feeds of local television stations, cable networks, and on-screen programming directly to consumers.
SmartTV.com launched with seven HD 24/7 cable networks from Entertainment Studios. Among these networks are audience favorites like Comedy.TV, Cars.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV, and JusticeCentral.TV. The plan is to compensate local television stations by paying re-transmission fees commencing in the fourth quarter of 2014.
“An over-the-top internet based television service provider gives us a global footprint, direct access to the consumers, and provides the consumers a very attractive price,” said Byron Allen (our Founder, Chairman, and CEO). “SmartTV.com is a service that speaks directly to the millions of cord-cutters and cord-nevers.”