What is the ChannelBTV App?
For USA OTA broadcast TV stations/channels who desire their viewers to have a simple app (see ChannelBTV demo) for viewing their channel on phones, laptops/tablets and connected-TVs (FireTV, Roku, AppleTV, AndroidTV). NOTE - The viewers can only watch live simultaneous with the OTA broadcast although the app includes a cloud-DVR option for later viewing and optional geofencing. NOTE - The app does NOT support a separate VOD library. There are many 3rd parties that can build other types of station apps featuring more customization. ChannelBTV is not that.
Station/Channel App Guidelines
* USA OTA Broadcast Stations or Channels only
* One time fee of $350 which pays for transcoding hardware to operate streams 24x7
* FREE use of LocalBTV cloud platform covering up to 1,000 simultaneous viewers
* Free YourChannelApp and unlimited viewer downloads
* Beyond 1,000 simultaneous users will require additional operating charges
-- Valid operating TiVo(Rovi) Program Guide ID# and USA OTA TV display channel
-- Proper approved background image & station/channel logo
-- Technical info for 24x7 IP-feed of channel OTA stream (RTP or RTMP)
-- Optional - URL & graphic for program guide links to channel website
-- Optional - Geofencing - must supply list of zipcodes
-- ChannelApp icon on phone screen etc.. must be standard vanilla LocalBTV icon
-- If another channel from the same TV DMA desires an app, all channels and their
logos will be shown in the same ChannelBTV app
-- Note: This structure avoids having to maintain many different app store entries
BUT if a channel desires their own separate app/icon, that can be ordered with an additional cost per ChannelBTV app of $500 per month with a 6 month
minimum $3,000 due up front.