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FilmOn Streams Live TV, Movies via iPad & Facebook

4 May 2011 No Comment

Originally posted by Mark Hachman – PCMAG

FilmOn, one of a few over-the-top video providers seeking to rebroadcast content on the Web, said Tuesday that users can stream live TV via Facebook to their friends.

FilmOn said that it has published an API by which users can view content on the company’s site, then share it with their friends via Facebook. The users will then have access to several minutes of live video rebroadcast from TV stations that FilmOn has partnership agreements with.

For now, the content partnerships FilmOn have signed aren’t fantastic – in addition to a WB feed, users can select from Ion Television, the BBC, Al Jazeera, ITV, the U.K.’s Music 4, and others. Users also must buy a monthly subscription, which begins at $14.99 per month, or $19.99 per month including adult channels. FilmOn also provides subscribers with the ability to stream up to six movies from FilmOn’s nearly 40,000-title film library per month. Users can download a free app for their iPad or Android device, which allows the content to stream via either a 3G or a Wi-fi connection to their mobile device.

“It’s really to generate awareness that there is live TV available, both on mobile devices and the computer,” said a spokesman for FilmOn .

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