Pixelworks, Inc., announced that the Company’s video processing and transcoding technology powers SLING TV’s new AirTV Anywhere home media device, enabling the delivery of live local high-definition (HD) over-the-air (OTA) TV channels to popular mobile and streaming media devices.
AirTV Anywhere includes an integrated 1 TB hard drive with full digital video recorder (DVR) capability for more than 150 hours of storage.
With a built-in quad tuner and 1 TB hard drive for DVR recording, AirTV Anywhere delivers up to four simultaneous streams of over-the-air, free local HD channels to internet-connected devices, in the home or on-the-go
AirTV Anywhere wirelessly streams and integrates various live local OTA channels into the SLING TV guide on up to four compatible streaming devices at once.
Unlike alternative approaches, AirTV Anywhere allows U.S. consumers to enjoy a seamless cable replacement experience, integrating OTA and SLING TV content into a single interface.
Built specifically for OTA streaming applications with HD video quality, AirTV Anywhere allows for flexible antenna placement and efficient Wi-Fi network management.
The system utilizes the Pixelworks XCode® 5116 processor and advanced video technology to transcode ATSC signals into IP video streams for a superior video entertainment experience.
Adam Kucera, Director of Sales, SLING TV, said, “Too many people continue over-paying for TV because they think cutting cable is too complicated. With AirTV Anywhere, Americans can unlock the best kept secret in TV — free local channels that add up to hundreds in annual savings — all while making the switch to streaming with SLING TV at the best price.”
Ramon Cazares, vice president of Video and Display Processing, Pixelworks, said, “AirTV Anywhere uniquely provides anytime, anywhere local TV viewing capabilities not offered by other products or OTT services. Our continuing collaboration with AirTV has allowed us to deliver this next-generation device to today’s consumers, eliminating the need to hassle with complicated wiring or multiple antennas throughout the home.”