Ever been half way around the world wishing you could watch your favorite local sports team as they go up against their longtime rival? NimbleTV hopes to grant that wish by offering a subscription-based TV platform that would allow users to access all of their television from anywhere in the world, on any device. NimbleTV will host your TV subscription plan and deliver it to you using their cloud-based software. The NimbleTV service is a global platform that features:
- Entertainment Anywhere
- Get a TV package from the US or any other country
- Watch your shows anywhere you are and anywhere you go
- Take it in the taxi, view it on the plane, finish it when you land in
- Your entertainment lives across all spaces, places and devices
- Watch on your smartphone, tablet, PC, and even on your TV
- All you need is an Internet connection and your favorite device
- Unlimited recording at your fingertips
- Record multiple shows at once so you get all your favorites
- Save your favorites and access them anywhere
- Share your favorites with friends
- See what your friends are watching
- Simple to sign up – choose a month-to-month plan or longer
- No hardware, setup or start-up costs
- No delays or restrictions on your viewing
NimbleTV will launch with TV services from the U.S. and India and then begin rolling out to other countries soon thereafter. While the service hasn’t launched yet, you can sign-up for the private beta by heading over to the NimbleTV site and following the instructions.
It will be interesting to see which service providers jump on board with NimbleTV and it’s something we’ll be keeping an eye on. You can check out the full press release below and visit NimbleTV.com for more information.
NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — NimbleTV (nimbletv.com) today announces a game changing new subscription-based TV platform that for the first time enables customers to access all of their television from anywhere in the world, on any device. Customers access their subscription TV service using NimbleTV cloud-based software that lets them view their TV wherever they are – with nearly unlimited recording capability and social tools to help guide what to watch. The service is a global platform beginning with TV offerings from the U.S. and India, and will roll out to other countries. Individuals can sign-up for private beta starting today. Anand Subramanian, CEO of NimbleTV, made the announcement.
“NimbleTV is based on the simplest idea: customers should be able to access the TV they pay for wherever they happen to be,” said Subramanian. “Today, the groundbreaking technology behind our service makes ‘TV everywhere’ a reality – with more options, high-quality viewing on any device, watchable from anywhere. Our model is predicated on the belief that providers and content producers should be paid. NimbleTV is a solution that’s both consumer friendly and industry friendly.”
NimbleTV sets customers up with their own subscription agreements with TV providers that NimbleTV supports. Customers make payments directly to their providers with NimbleTV acting as a payment service. In addition to local coverage, NimbleTV includes all cable channels, depending on which package a customer selects. The service has more than 10,000 hours of digital recording. There is no box to buy or equipment to set up. NimbleTV has built-in social features that enable customers to easily follow and record what their friends like to watch on TV.
Beta users will have access to a TV subscription package with more than two dozen channels, with more added during the beta period. The NimbleTV price will include the provider subscription at cost, plus a small fee for services such as subscription set up and management, the advanced functionality of portability and industry leading DVR capabilities. The company will announce exact pricing when it launches the product to the public in the next few months.
NimbleTV is at the forefront of new technology that helps consumers by merging the best of online and linear content, which mirrors how viewers increasingly experience TV today. For instance, people will be able to connect socially around their favorite shows and communities will help curate choices from among the vast number available. In addition, people today are demanding more simplicity, seeking to avoid unnecessary equipment and set-top boxes.