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SPB TV for Android Gets a Major Update and Becomes Free.



December 02nd, 2010 – SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer, has updated the Android version of its top product SPB TV to version 2.0. Due to support from advertising revenues the program is now free-of-charge and subscription-free. Ads featured in SPB TV only last as long as channel buffering takes and preserve the best user experience.

In addition to existing features that include quick channel previews, a TV guide, catalogue with more than 150 channels in over 20 languages, picture-in-picture mode, fast channel launching and switching, the new version offers also a video on demand (VOD) option. With Android tablets support SPB TV becomes available across all mobile devices.

Another significant enhancement is the Advanced Video Codec (H.264) support which improves video quality. As a result even with substantial lower bitrates the picture quality is strongly improved. SPB TV 2.0 also allows users with low speed mobile network connections to watch TV.

SPB TV also works on iPhone/iPad, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and WebOS smartphones as well as on feature phones. Last month SPB TV reached the two million users milestone.

"Number of Android users grows every day. It was very important for us to provide SPB end users and business customers with best in class mobile TV solution for Android phones as well as Android tablets and now SPB TV 2.0 is available to all Android users absolutely free," said Vassili Philippov, COO of SPB Software.

SPB TV is also available as a solution for mobile operators. SPB TV Mobile Operator's Solution allows carriers to couple SPB's proven solution with their own infrastructure and various subscription models. Three mobile operators worldwide have already deployed SPB TV based mobile TV solutions.

SPB TV 2.0 for Android Main Features:

  • Integrated TV Guide with a list of current and upcoming TV shows
  • Unique browser with fast channel launching and switching
  • Quick channel preview (picture-in-picture mode)
  • On-screen control panel
  • Video on Demand
  • Setting a reminder
  • Video quality switcher
  • Advanced Video Codec support
  • Tablets support

 

Pricing and Availability

SPB TV 2.0 is available for smartphones and tablets running Android 1.6 and up. SPB TV requires a reliable 3G or WiFi network connection for proper streaming. Full version of SPB TV is available for free from the Android Market.

Further Information

SPB TV 2.0 for Android
SPB TV 2.0 for Android Screenshots
Mobile TV solution for OEM/carriers

 

About SPB Software (www.spb.com)

SPB is a leading brand in mobile software, standing for a unique line of popular consumer products and partnerships with the world's most innovative handset makers and wireless carriers. SPB's software solutions deliver richer smartphone experiences and enable subscribers to do more with their mobile data connections. SPB Software is the maker of the world's single number one best-selling mobile application – SPB Mobile Shell. For more information, please visit www.spb.com.

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Media contact:
Jenny Pyatko
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