FilmOn Creates New Distribution Tech on US Television Industry With Launch of Teleport

written by: Richard Kastelein

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ALKIFILMONFilmOn founder and CEO Alki David has brought the fight for the public's television rights to a new level with FilmOn's groundbreaking new Teleport Technology. This technological innovation frees consumers to watch what they want, where they want, when they want it and helps independent broadcasters across the country flourish despite the efforts of the establishment to squeeze their profits out of existence.

Users can now access remote desktops connected to FilmOn's remote antenna and DVR system without any additional hardware or software. The experience is similar to watching a screen on a distant computer -- but with TV quality definition. An individual can make a single non-public connection to a free public broadcast selected from hundreds of local free to air channels in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Boston, Tampa, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Washington DC. This opens up new audiences and radically improves the economics for these independent broadcasters.

By sticking up for consumers and independent broadcasters alike, FilmOn has blown a hole in the major networks' attempts to stifle technological progress with high level nuisance suits and empty threats to pull programming. And the people have spoken. They came to FilmOn last month and watched more than 1.2 Billion video streams.

"I'm tired of the majors screwing you, screwing me, and screwing the entire industry, by trying to shut down progress," said David. "TV is facing the same crossroads that the music industry did in the Napster era -- making the wrong decisions right now could be fatal. We won't let the fat cats of broadcasting stifle technology and drive the independent stations out of business."

Hundreds of thousands of mini desktop computers are already available in thirteen cities across the USA. Users can simply access the FilmOn website on their computer or mobile devices and connect to the temporarily assigned desktops, which are connected to antenna farms, enabling Users to access local TV channels for free. The user is essentially renting the use of the computer for a private viewing of the programming.

FilmOn's remote Desktop Technology suddenly levels the playing field of distribution for Independent Broadcasters. Says David

"While the Major Networks NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC bully consumers by threatening to pull their channels from the public spectrum, the local broadcasters are empowered by this dynamic distribution. Though we are not bound to do so, FilmOn will fully report to any broadcaster who seeks equitable revenue sharing."

Founded by Greek billionaire and media entrepreneur, Alki David, FilmOn is the world's number one free TV service and number one live TV app with more than 40 million downloads. FilmOn offers over 600 live TV channels including original programming, hundreds of video and audio podcasts from premium brands as well as over 45,000 video on demand titles at and other destination sites online. Last month the site's 20 million users generated 1.2 billion video streams. The service is available globally via computers, smartphones, tablets as well as the FilmOn App for Windows 8 and iOS 7 and IP-enabled set-top boxes and devices.

With offices in Beverly Hills and London and data-centers in Los Angeles, London, and Geneva, FilmOn curates the best of free televised entertainment from around the globe. FilmOn TV is an Independent TV Broadcaster with stations in the UK (Sky Channel 292 and Freesat channel 410) and throughout the US. For more information please visit and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

About the Author

Richard Kastelein
Founder of The Hackfest, publisher of TV App Market and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, University of Cologne, sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy - Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.

Kastelein has spoken (& speaking) on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen (TEDx), Kuala Lumpur, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Rio, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich...

He's been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged & AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.

A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.

He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe, to Holland.

A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his career began in the Canadian Native Press and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired, The Guardian & Virgin. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French. 

One of Kastelein's TV formats was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012. 

Currently involved in a number of startups including publishing TV App Market online, The Hackfest and Tripsearch TV. As CSO for Worldticketshop he helped build a $100m company.

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