SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Flingo (www.flingo.tv), the largest publisher of Smart TV apps, announced today the availability of five new TV channels on the NETGEAR® NeoTVT and NeoTV Pro Streaming Players, complementing the hundreds of streaming channels already available for instant streaming. Viewers now have instant access to content from street basketball league And1, Meredith Corporation's Fitness Magazine, Formula DRIFT, YouTube's 'It's Fred!' (http://fredfigglehorn.com), TV Guide, and Transworld. The new channels will be available at no additional cost to existing and new users of NeoTV players and bring even more online streaming content straight to their TVs.
Flingo, which publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world, has created a unique platform that enables rapid deployment of video apps integrated with sponsorship from brand advertisers. For content that is typically accessed from the Web or even print, such as Fitness Magazine or Outdoor Life, Flingo's platform allows viewers to get that content in an interactive format on their TVs for a richer experience. This also gives these companies a new channel to reach their audience.
"The partnership with Flingo brings some of the most coveted streaming content directly to the TV screen, which makes Flingo an ideal partner," said Damir Skripic, product manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. "For example, NeoTV owners will be able to enjoy one of the most popular rock bands of our time, Linkin Park, through one of the many streaming channels available on the NeoTV Streaming Players."
The new streaming channels will be offered in addition to current channels brought by Flingo to the NeoTV Streaming Players, including Crunchyroll, the WB, TV Guide, MakingOf, TMZ, Fora TV, KTVU/KIRO (Cox Media Properties), BREAK, Revision3, Koldcast, CollegeHumor, Warren Miller Entertainment, Singing Fool, GT Channel, DeliciousTV, Skullcandy, and Transworld. The new Flingo apps are installed as a software update to NETGEAR NeoTV.
"The future of TV will be the seamless integration of web content with TV programming, giving consumers more control over what they watch and providing new ways to interact with their favorite shows. We are delighted to push our partnership with NETGEAR further, introducing new, exciting content partners as well as a rich roadmap of functionality to be released in coming months," said Alvir Navin, co-founder and vice president of Flingo.
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications and TV platform technologies. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. Flingo's automatic content recognition (ACR) platform uniquely identifies TV programs within 3 seconds through computer vision, signal processing, and video fingerprinting within Smart TVs. Flingo is currently available on over 15 million screens, in 118 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit http://flingo.tv/acr-syncapps.html, or follow @FlingoTV.