We are creating a television environment where anyone can add new Web-based applications without intermediation or revenue sharing
Amsterdam, Netherlands (PRWEB) September 14, 2009
TVBLOB, a next generation OTT TV software and service development company, today announced that SHOUTcast WebRadio has been successfully integrated in the BLOBbox, a hybrid set-top box and TV-centric development platform that blend traditional TV with Internet services. Using the free BLOBbox SDK available on the BLOBforge, SHOUTcast Radio is another example of an existing third-party service originally built for PC, easily porting to the BLOBbox ecosystem and reaching the TV.
The SHOUTcast Radio Directory offers more than 30,000+ Internet Radio stations spanning 23 genres and over 300 sub-genres from third-party broadcasters around the world. From Pop to Rock, Bollywood to Jamaican, users can search by genre, subgenre, popularity, station, and artist and BLOBbox users can save their favorites at any time for easy access later on the television
"We are creating a television environment where anyone can add new Web-based applications without intermediation or revenue sharing," said Fabrizio Caffarelli, CEO of TVBLOB. "We're very happy that the world of SHOUTcast Radio is joining the BLOBbox ecosystem and hope that this addition encourages others to jump in and put their content and services directly on TV."
First of its kind, the "BLOBbox" is an over-the-top (OTT) hybrid set-top box for SD and HDTV that offers the functionalities of a comprehensive media center in an open application development environment where any third-party can independently build, monetize and manage Web-based services on TV. The Box itself allows users to watch and record digital terrestrial television (HD PVR, built-in HDD), download podcasts and torrents from all over the world using a built-in BitTorrent engine, as well as browse Internet services that continually expand due to this open community approach. The BLOBforge provides the resources and support needed for development.
SHOUTcast Radio will be publicly released by the end of the month on the BLOBbox, which is now available for purchase. Visit the BLOBbox website for more information.
TVBLOB Srl is a software and service development company with offices in Milan, Italy, Catania, Italy, and Kanagawa, Japan. For more than 5 years, it has been building its rich, TV-centric BLOBbox platform able to deliver next generation "over-the-top" TV services that blend traditional TV with the Internet. The company's vision is a new television ecosystem based on the principles of the Web. The BLOBbox software enables a new range of CE devices that will provide consumers with a variety of blended TV features suitable to their interests. Any individual or business can participate and realize new television services using standard Web development technologies by downloading a free SDK from the BLOBforge, an open source TV development community. Entrepreneurs have the freedom to create and monetize unique, branded portals for television screens, without disintermediation or revenue-sharing. Consumers gain choice, flexibility and true interactivity on television screens. For more information please visit TVBLOB.