[opendtv] Forget Slingbox - A Broadcaster's Nightmare - ViiDoo

  • From: Don Moore <donmoore@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 18:48:26 -0400

If you think Slingbox has the content providers running scared, they haven't begun to realize the threat a new technology presents.

There's a new service from TVU (http://www.viidoo.com/en/index.php) allows ANYBODY with a broadband internet connection and video capture card to broadcast ANY content. The service appears to be approximately two months old. Think of it as TV-Napster.

Right now, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO and other channels are being streamed by anonymous users to the world via ViiDoo's interface. Quality varies from channel to channel.

Don Moore
Greensboro, NC USA


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