Billionaire Alki David Launches First Internet Based True HD Television Service in the United States
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its successful launch in the U.K. in 2009, FilmOn.com, the first online High Definition Television provider, today announces the public launch of its U.S. Virtual Cable Website, FilmOn.com (http://www.FilmOn.com/). The announcement was made today by FilmOn, Inc. Founder and Chairman Alki David.
FilmOn.com offers U.S. consumers a revolutionary way to watch HD Television on the PC or mobile device. The Los Angeles-based service includes over 30 premium free to air television channels and premium international Satellite channels, including CBS, ABC, NBC, KCAL, FOX, KTLA, Russia Today, BBC News, RAI Sports, Dubai Sports, TVE Spain, SCUZZ , FLAUNT and many more. Packages also include premium FilmOn movie channels and FilmOn pay-per-view.
Starting today, consumers can download the free HDi Player at FilmOn.com and instantly start watching a large selection of live television channels and premium movie channels from their PC or mobile device. A trial service is available prior to registration.
To begin watching their favorite channels in real HD over basic broadband, users pay a monthly subscription fee of $9.95. The average home broadband speed in America is approximately 5 Mb per second. HD video speed from the FilmOn service runs under 1 Mb per second. Customers can also watch in lower speeds on their mobile broadband devices but still in HD quality picture and Dolby 5.1 stereo sound.
The FilmOn platform provides data analysis supported by standardized television and internet industry ratings systems. This data provides broadcasters and advertisers with highly advanced reporting on audience behavior.
"Our platform is designed to be easily customized for broadcasters and advertisers who wish to get into the online broadcast business quickly and with minimal expense. FilmOn is currently in negotiations with all major cable providers and plans to provide complete syndicated cable television services throughout the U.S. in 2011," said Alki David, Chairman of FilmOn, Inc.
"FilmOn represents cable television without the cables and cable boxes, delivering the service through mobile devices including Android and iPhone, in real HD quality. Customers can also hook-up their PC's to enjoy the FilmOn HDi service on their existing home entertainment systems." said Alex Hartman, Executive Vice President of FilmOn.com Inc.
FilmOn.com offers additional features which are upgraded regularly to the player to enhance viewing experiences, including full-screen view, electronic program guide, Digital Video Recorder and much more.
Through its social networking platform BattleCam.com, FilmOn offers features that enable users to easily broadcast live, clip, share and embed videos on other web sites, including blogs and social networking sites. Additionally, FilmOn.com's search feature helps users to find premium video content online even if it is not directly available on FilmOn.com.
FilmOn.com TV has been in public beta since October 2009. The response from customers has exceeded management expectations. Several million viewers have watched television via FilmOn.com.
FilmOn gives advertisers the opportunity to connect their brands with premium content online, interact with highly engaged consumers and extend their reach via FilmOn.com's partners. Additionally, FilmOn offers and is committed to the continued development of new and innovative online advertising experiences. Currently, FilmOn advertisers include: Coca-Cola, Best Buy, Google, GM, Intel, Nissan Unilever, Wal-Mart and others.
FilmOn.com Inc. was founded in March 2009 by FilmOn.com Plc, a Frankfurt-listed company (2GR:FO) and is operated independently by a dedicated U.S. management team with offices in Los Angeles and London.
Having starred in several films and television series, such as THE BANK JOB and THE GRID, Alki David is also listed as the 45th richest man in the United Kingdom by Times Magazine's "Rich List." He is a serial internet entrepreneur and shipping magnate. Most recently, David received national attention when he publicly offered a prize of $1 million to anyone who streaks naked before President Obama, as a promotion for FilmOn's social networking site BattleCam.com.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, September 27, 2010 7:17 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.