If you’ve got a RIM or Android phone, and are worried that you’re not going to be able to keep up with HBO’s latest must-see series, “Boardwalk Empire,” I guess this app’s for you. BitBop says it can deliver network television to mobile devices better than Apple, because it’s an “all you can eat” buffet--$9.99 a month—instead of Apple’s 99-cent-a-show a la carte menu. And you can load up on shows when you have a wi-fi connection, instead of worrying about spotty cell phone service. Personally, I’m not thinking I’d want to spend a whole lot of time squinting at TV shows on a phone, but BitBop has got to be eyeing the pad market, though it’s not talking about those devices yet.
See what BitBop is talking about in the video above. (By the way, BitBop isn’t your ordinary startup company; it’s a front for Fox TV, so we’ll likely be hearing from it in the future.)
Tekla S. Perry is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she's been covering the people, companies, and technology that make Silicon Valley a special place for more than 40 years. An IEEE member, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.