|Release date||November 22, 2010|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Android and all other systems (web-based)|
iTVmediaPlayer (also known as “iTV Media Player” and occasionally abbreviated “iTVMP”) is an all-in-one, multi-device, premium TV software/app that – as per its official website (iTVmediaPlayer.com) – provides over 200,000 live and on-demand TV channels, free HD movies, premium TV shows and videos, legally. It is compatible for use on multiple devices, including computers, TVs, gaming consoles, smart phones, tablets and/or any other video-capable devices. The iTVmediaPlayer platform is owned by BitMar Networks; which runs on the itvOS cloud-based operating system (itvOS.org); also owned by the same.
The official website description points out that, unlike Cable or Satellite, iTVmediaPlayer uses your Internet connection to connect your already-owned devices to the hundreds of thousands of live and on-demand TV channels, free HD movies and shows. Therefore, regardless of where you live on the planet, it can serve as your main TV service. Additionally, if you have either a smart phone, computer, TV, gaming console or any device capable of streaming videos, iTVmediaPlayer will work on said devices, regardless of brand. The official description also suggests that, thanks to its aggregative nature, iTVmediaPlayer actually offers you much more content than most satellite/cable TV service providers individually.
By examining the official itvOS SDK (Software Development Kit), you will notice that, like most web-based applications, iTVmediaPlayer’s architecture consists of two components: the local GUI (downloadable app or front face) and a cloud server-end (hosted files and database on its back-end.)
itvOS (for developers)
In simpler terms, itvOS is the re-packaged, semi-open source version of iTVmediaPlayer. Essentially, it allows any developer to start his/her own Internet TV/video website or app (or add a TV section to their current site) by implementing the free itvOS SDK.
The inception of the itvOS SDK is aimed directly at developers, perhaps with the purpose of increasing the number of iTVmediaPlayer applications among a multitude of devices. As a result, there may be many iTVmediaPlayer applications out there which may have been developed by third-party developers.
On the other hand, the official Microsoft Windows version of iTVmediaPlayer is an IE (Internet Explorer) shell software. Technically and literally, that means that it runs on Microsoft’s .NET framework, using the IE Trident (layout engine).
Since the Microsoft .NET framework is backwards-compatible with older Windows operating systems, by running on the Microsoft .NET framework, one could argue that the Windows version of iTVmediaPlayer is highly compatible even with older Windows operating systems and very light in size (compared to other applications running on their own application engine).
iTVmediaPlayer can run on all devices that support video streaming, which may require the capability of running the Adobe Flash Player plug-in. This includes personal computers (both PC and Mac), Smart TVs and mobile devices; such as smartphones and Tablet computers.
- http://software.intel.com/partner/search-detail?companyguid=2b55604e-db98-e111-a6b2-001a4b33b648 Intel.com
- http://itvmediaplayer.com/ Official Website
- http://itvos.org/ itvOS Official Website
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework#Availability/ .NET Framework