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SPB TV Becomes the First TV Solution for Maemo on the Ovi Store



December 28th, 2010 – SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer announces the release of SPB TV for Maemo that becomes the first mobile TV solution for Maemo available on the Ovi store. The owners of the Maemo devices can now enjoy the advantages of the mobile TV with the best user experience and rich functionality.

The application is remarkable due to its TV-like usability that allows users to watch TV on their mobile devices as if it was their TV at home. Alongside with quick and easy access to more than 150 channels from over 20 countries it also provides users with such features as channel preview, picture-in-picture mode (allows to can see a preview picture of a selected channel while the main channel is on the full-screen at the same time), watching TV with low speed mobile network connections, TV-guide with the option to set the reminder in the calendar and more. The program can be downloaded for free and has no subscription fee as it is supported with the advertising revenues. Ads featured in SPB TV only last as long as channel buffering takes and don't interrupt the TV watching.

SPB TV has a fast growing user base with more than 2 million users. Now it is available on Andoid, iPhone/iPad, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, bada and WebOS smartphones as well as on feature phones.

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

“We aim to bring SPB TV to every mobile device and provide users with the opportunity to watch mobile TV for free no matter what kind of phone they have. The release of SPB TV for Maemo and Nokia N900 devices helps us to cover one more platform and make SPB TV available for more than 99% of mobile devices on the market”, says Vassili Philippov, COO of SPB Software.

SPB TV for Maemo Main Features:

  • Full Screen TV player with picture-in-picture mode
  • Unique TV browser with fast channel launching and switching
  • A wide selection of public live TV channels
  • Integrated TV Guide with a list of current and upcoming TV shows
  • On-screen control panel
  • Video quality switcher
  • Advanced Video Codec support

 

Pricing and Availability

SPB TV for Maemo is compatible with OS Maemo5. The application can be downloaded from the Ovi Store for free.

Further Information and Downloads

SPB TV 2.0 for Maemo
SPB TV 2.0 for Maemo screenshots
SPB TV OVI store page
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
pr@spb.com