Chino, Calif. –
recently introduced what it
calls its Kula IPTV, an ultra portable Wi-Fi enabled TV and personal media
player that allows users to access live streaming television programs from
around the world.
The IPTV functionality in the Kula includes a menu of selectable
online video streaming content arranged by country, language and topic,
including: news, sports and finance, Sungale said.
The Kula IPTV will ship to retail
in early March at a $199.99 suggested retail.
Sungale offers the set with three customizable channel packages
— the Basic, the Kid and the Grand.
The Basic and Kid packages offer about 100 free streaming video channels
each, while the Grand offers an upgrade to over 500 channels. Purchasers of
Basic and Kid packages can upgrade to the Grand and try out the service for a
full year, the company said.
“These channel packages will allow users to choose their IPTV
Channels based on their preferences as well as parental controls,” stated
Ningjun Sun, Sungale president and CEO.
The Kula TV has a 4.3-inch screen
and a newly added pop-up Wi-Fi antenna, which folds into the back of the set.
The antenna is said to increase the reception strength and range for Wi-Fi
Each Kula set includes a built-in rechargeable battery and 2 GB
of internal memory to store and play video clips, music files and digital photos
on the go.
Memory is said to be expandable to 16 GBs via a SD/MMC card slot.
“We want to provide our customers with the flexibility and
convenience to customize the channels they want to watch in a device that
blends multiple functions and features to create a valuable experience,” stated
Gary Bennett, Sungale VP of sales. “The Kula is the next big thing that will
revolutionize the way people watch TV.”