FilmOn Lab says that, starting in February, it will be shipping the FilmOn AIR for free to all its yearly, US-based subscribers so they can watch local network television on their computers and mobile devices.
“FilmOn has licensed over 120 HD online television channels and has even launched its own college sports and live soccer channels but the challenge has been in legally bringing major network programming to our lineup whilst respecting the network’s traditional business models,” says Alki David, CEO and founder of FilmOn. “In 2010 FilmOn ended up in an ongoing legal battle with all four of the Major Networks CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, over FilmOn’s right to carry their signals over the Internet. The case is ongoing and FilmOn expects to settle the dispute this year.
FilmOn AIR is a device that plugs into Macs, Windows systems and most smart phones and tablets. The device tunes into Over The Air ATSC Digital signals already being transmitted by the networks and other local broadcasters.
FilmOn AIR, is free with every annual, US-based subscription to FilmOn which costs US$149.95 for the basic package. FilmOn AIR retails for $ 95.95, allowing users to watch or record TV shows. The FilmOn app contains 120 online HD Channels.
The FilmOn app delivers the EPG (Electronic programming guide) that lets users set a reminder for their favorite TV shows. FilmOn AIR also has a built-in battery and is good for up to five hours of use. Users can also plug it in to an electrical supply through the secondary slot.