More Potential Trouble for Broadcasters?

Another startup, another potentially game-changing technology. Using $4.5 million in VC funding, Bamboom is testing a new service in New York state and Connecticut that allows users to watch broadcast television on any connected device, be they laptop computers, smartphones, or Internet-capable televisions. The company, based in New York, uses an approach that involves miniature antennas connected to the cloud that capture the broadcast stream. However, only in-market content is available; viewers in Chicago, for example, would not be able to watch shows from Houston. Bamboom has also announced integration with Netflix, but no information about a possible national rollout or pricing tiers have been released.

For more info, see http://www.fierceiptv.com/story/startup-promises-broadcast-tv-any-connected-device/2011-05-29