Leading up to the product’s debut at ShowStoppers @ NAB 2015, major media companies have already been inquiring about Select TV.
Last night, to much fanfare, FreeCast CEO William Mobley gave the world its first presentation on the future of pay-TV delivery: the Select TV set top box. Though before even arriving in Las Vegas for the NAB Show, FreeCast executives have been fielding calls from a variety of commercial entities who instantly recognized the device’s appeal following its announcement. Select TV is truly “next-generation” in every sense of the word, aiming to supplant current cable and satellite providers of pay-TV service with a more complete media experience that requires only bandwidth.
FreeCast’s pay-TV revolution doesn’t end with the technical means by which content arrives in a viewer’s home. Select TV will also revolutionize the experience for home and commercial broadband customers, since the device can easily be shipped to and installed by the consumer, without the need for a professional installer. With this potential in mind, the company has already been communicating with apartment community, condo, and time share management companies, as well as major hotel chains, who may purchase the device in bulk.
“Everybody’s excited because they want Select TV in their home, but most don’t realize what an exciting proposition this is to the hospitality industry. By pairing their existing broadband infrastructure with Select TV, hotels, time share operators, apartment complexes, and others can offer their customers a low-cost but feature-rich TV experience, while simultaneously creating an additional revenue stream for themselves.” Mobley explained.
Perhaps the biggest selling point among Select TV’s many features is FreeCast’s Media Aggregation Platform (or MAP), which includes the world’s largest library of live, on-demand, and linear streaming content that makes up the company’s popular Rabbit TV Plus service. That library is poised to grow once more, as the company continues to receive interest from networks and channels represented at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters Show. Together this wealth of content will enable FreeCast’s MAP to offer a complete selection of streaming and on-demand content to replace current cable TV and satellite radio offerings.
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