WhereverTV, based in Pittsburgh, introduced a receiver that takes international TV programming available on the Web and delivers it directly to TVs.
The debut of the WhereverTV receiver and service occurred at SinoCES, held here earlier this month. (See show coverage starting on p. 1.)
The receiver retails for $199 with basic service requiring no activation or recurring charges. It is on the company's Web site and on Amazon.com.
The WhereverTV receiver enables users to watch hundreds of live international TV channels in more than 40 languages from almost 100 countries around the world, the company said. Much of this content is unavailable for TV viewing in the United States "at any price" (as the company put it) on any TV with no service fees.
The receiver is 5 inches by 5 inches by 1 inch and weighs 6 ounces, and it is remote-controllable and requires a router with broadband Web access and a TV. The WhereverTV program guide application, the Global IPG (global interactive program guide) manages an unlimited number of Internet vide sources for what the firm calls "a traditional television viewing experience."