February 11, 2014 06:00 ET

FilmOn Revolutionizes US Independent Television Industry With Launch of Teleport Technology

With Talk of the Supreme Court Challenge Hitting Fever Pitch,, the World's Largest Free Over-the-Top TV Platform Ups the Stakes With a Major Technological Innovation That Radically Changes the Landscape of Television

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - February 11, 2014) - FilmOn 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." 

Furthermore, "Though we are not bound to do so, FilmOn will fully report to any broadcaster who seeks equitable revenue sharing."

About FilmOn Networks:

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 Alki David:

FilmOn Founder and CEO, Alki David, is a serial Internet entrepreneur and shipping magnate. Born in Nigeria, raised in Greece, London and Switzerland, he is listed as the 45th richest man in the United Kingdom by the London Times Magazine's "Rich List." 

Contact Information

  • For more information on FilmOn, or to request an interview with Alki David, contact:
    Jeff Stern
    +1 424-442-9050