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Think Your Tivo Is Cool? Technology From Singapore Puts Tivo to Shame

Love your Tivo? Well, you life may get even better.

Singapore has geared up for the ultimate in personal entertainment with WOWtv, a personalized media experience through streaming broadband channels. Singapore residents can access the media either through the Web, a box on top of their TV set, a portable media player or through 3G.

The entertainment system works basically like on-demand cable, providing viewers with an unlimited all-access pass to moves and TV shows to watch an indefinite amount of times whenver they want to. They can even customize the genre of commercials shown during their programs of choice, allowing 100 percent entertainment during the entire viewing experience.

Described by WOWtv’s CEO as “a lifestyle companion to all…viewers”, he emphasized the ability Singaporeans have to keep their entertainment in their living rooms or bring it with them remotely wherever they choose to go.

WOWtv: Source: Wow TV StudiosWOWtv: Source: Wow TV Studios

WOWtv currently has over 50 channels to choose from, and online games and shopping are also available. The program is in two tiers – the first level of subscription is free and gives users around 25 channels. The additional channels and other access perks costs around $40 Singapore per year, and this is the package that provides the most flexibility in entertainment options.

For Singapore, such a concept is a big deal, and it won't be long before this idea spreads to other countries, kicking the butts of Netflix and DirecTV wherever it goes!

Source: Indian Television

Tamara Warta
Asian Innovations
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Comments
Oct 30, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Wow, commercials! My Tivo hides them from me!!!

"They can even customize the genre of commercials shown during their programs of choice, allowing 100 percent entertainment during the entire viewing experience."

My Tivo doesn't let me see commercials, damn you Tivo!

Oct 31, 2007
by NTV/NAT Group, Ltd. (not verified)

I'll pass, thanks

nt

Nov 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Hmmm. I am too hooked on my

Hmmm. I am too hooked on my DVR. Thanks, but no thanks.