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LocalBTV

LocalBTV
Private
Founded October 23, 2017
Headquarters Silicon Valley, USA
Area served
San Francisco, Phoenix and Los Angeles markets
Products Over-the-air television on Internet-connected devices
Parent Didja
Website www.localbtv.com

LocalBTV is a internet television service based in the Silicon Valley and owned by Didja. The service allows subscribers to view live and DVR recorded streams of over-the-air television on Internet-connected devices. [1]

Background

Similar in concept to the defunct Aereo service, LocalBTV offers local channels via streaming. However, LocalBTV has indicated they will only carry local channels that permit them to do so. Thus avoiding the legal issues Aereo had.[2] LocalBTV’s target customers are viewers that cannot receive local antenna reception or their cable, satellite or streaming service does not carry the local broadcast channel they would like to watch.[3]

Services

LocalBTV services are currently available in the San Francisco (BayAreaBTV), Phoenix (PhoenixBTV) and Los Angeles (SoCalBTV) television markets with launches in other markets such as Houston, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City planned for later in 2018. None of the major networks are carried at this time, but they are hoping to carry them later in 2018.[4] Many of the channels they carry at this time are subchannels such as Antenna TV and Buzzr as well as bilingual channels.[5][6] Also included with the app for the service is a program guide and cloud DVR service.

Supported devices

Currently, the service is supported on various platforms such as smartphones, laptops as well as Apple TV and Chromecast streaming devices.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "About". Didja. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  2. ^ "BTV brings local TV to your phone and desktop for free". Techhive.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Didja Launches 'SoCalBTV' in Los Angeles". tvnewscheck.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Didja's Local OTT TV App Streams into Los Angeles". Multichannel.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  5. ^ "LocalBTV Launches a New 100% FREE Live Local TV Streaming Service". cordcuttersnews.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  6. ^ a b "What is LocalBTV?". LocalBTV. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 

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