Live Streaming Service Nimble TV Now Available in NYC
One year after launching a limited beta, NimbleTV
today announced that they've launched their live streaming TV service in the New York City market. New York residents can head here
to sign up for the service, which allows users to watch live TV on a variety of mobile devices and set tops. Apple's iOS smartphones and tablets, Roku boxes, Web-enabled TVs and browsers are all supported, though Android support is still in the works.
Unlike Aereo, NimbleTV is working in conjunction with the cable industry, offering existing cable subscribers access to the service for $4 to $7 a month (depending on how much DVR space you want), or non-cable subscribers access to channel and DVR space options ranging from $29.98 to $79.98.
For more detail you can check out their pricing and options for existing cable customers here
, and for non cable customers here
. The FAQ is here
Think of this essentially as a company trying to offer the "TV Everywhere" viewing experience the cable industry has long promised, but has failed to fully deliver
to many users. Whereas Aereo tried to bypass the cable industry by effectively leasing users access to OTA antennas, NimbleTV is effectively reselling cable TV access (FiOS, RCN, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable are supported) -- without the actual cable box.
Decisions, Decisions $30/mo. or $8/mo. for the same thing..?
I think I'll stick with Aereo.
Verizon and TWC say they don't have a formal working arrangement "Unlike Aereo, NimbleTV is working in conjunction with the cable industry ... NimbleTV is effectively reselling cable TV access (FiOS, RCN, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable are supported) -- without the actual cable box."
NimbleTV pitching cloud TV service to Verizon, TWC, Cablevision, RCN subs
By Steve Donohue, FierceCable - December 10, 2013
But officials from Verizon and TWC told FierceCable that they do not have a formal working arrangement with NimbleTV, which reportedly offered refunds to Dish Network subscribers in July after the satellite TV provider said it had cut off service to NimbleTV users.
"We aren't working with them," TWC spokeswoman Nathalie Burgos told FierceCable. Verizon spokeswoman Deidre Hart said: "We do not have a commercial agreement with NimbleTV."
Officials at Cablevision and RCN couldn't be reached for comment on Tuesday.
NimbleTV Goes Live In NYC
Claims Its Platform Is Friendly, Rather Than Disruptive, to Existing Pay-TV Business Models
By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - December 10, 2013
Although NimbleTV does not have any direct relationships with pay-TV programmers, it claims that its approach is friendly, not disruptive, to MVPD business models.
NimbleTV is currently available in the entire NYC DMA From the press release »www.prnewswire.com/news-releases···631.html
"NimbleTV is currently available to those with addresses within the New York City designated metropolitan area (DMA), which includes the following counties:"
New York: Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess
New Jersey: Bergen, Warren, Union, Sussex, Somerset, Passaic, Ocean, Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Hudson, and Essex
So... it like Slingbox or a proper HTPC But Horribly crippled and overpriced.