SPB Updates SPB TV for BlackBerry

SPB Software has released a major update for the BlackBerry version of its flagship solution, SPB TV. V2.0 of the mobile TV solution is ad-supported, so free to the end user, with no subscription fee. Ads are shown while the channel is buffering.

SPB TV offers more than 150 channels in over 20 languages, and has over 3m users. Features include a Preview mode that enables users to see what is currently showing on a live channel before launching it; a TV guide showing a list of current and upcoming TV shows; and fast channel launch and switching. The new version also offers a video on demand (VOD) option, and improved picture quality, thanks so the use of and advanced, H.265 video codec.

SPB TV is also available for Android, bada, iPhone/iPad, Symbian, Maemo, Windows Mobile and WebOS smartphones, and for feature phones. As a solution for mobile operators, it allows the operator to couple SPBs solution with its own infrastructure and their own choice of subscription models. Four mobile operators worldwide have already deployed SPB-TV based mobile TV solutions.