SOURCE: Archos, Inc.

May 08, 2008 08:00 ET

New Web TV and Radio Plug-In Available for ARCHOS Portable Media Players

Web TV and Radio Plug-In Provides Access to Thousands of Radio Stations and Hundreds of TV Programs

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - ARCHOS brings online video and radio, including news and entertainment from any city around the world, to its line of award-winning WiFi portable media players (PMPs) with the availability of a new Web TV & Radio plug-in. With access to thousands of Web radio stations and podcasts and hundreds of Web TV stations streamed live or over the Web, ARCHOS continues to provide consumers with the ultimate mobile entertainment experience. The plug-in, which costs $19.99, is available immediately at www.archos.com.

Consumers can now search for radio or TV stations by city, country, station genre, etc., giving them the ability to be a part of any hometown station, local news or event from anywhere around the world. Whether on vacation, studying abroad, moving to a new country or simply enjoying the ability to watch programs from anywhere, with the ARCHOS Web TV & Radio plug-in, consumers can stay connected anytime, anywhere to favorite TV and radio stations.

Different from online video streamed primarily in Flash, Web TV consists of TV channels that exist only on the Web, traditional stations that simulcast live online, traditional stations that make selected content (such as news) available on demand at their Website, and traditional TV stations offering extra content exclusively for their Website. Web Radio listeners will experience traditional radio stations simulcast online, independent Web radio stations, and extra content on-demand from traditional stations.

Pricing and Specifications

The ARCHOS Web TV and Radio plug-in is available for $19.99 and can be downloaded from www.archos.com or directly from the ARCHOS Content Portal on the device. The plug-in works with the ARCHOS 605 WiFi, 705 WiFi, and ARCHOS TV+ models.

All ARCHOS players support open standard video, audio and photo formats -- MPEG-4, WMV, H.264*, MPEG-2*, stereo MP3, WMA, protected WMA, WAV AAC, AC3*, JPEG, BMP, PNG, and RAW with embedded JEG thumbnail.

About ARCHOS

ARCHOS introduced the hard-drive-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000, and since that time has revolutionized consumer electronics devices. The company introduced the portable video player in 2003 and was the first to bring TV recording, wireless and touch screens to the portable media player. ARCHOS' award-winning products let consumers enjoy movies, photos, video, music and television anytime, anywhere. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, and is quoted on Compartment B of Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. More information is available online at www.archos.com.

(*) 1 GB = 1 billion bytes, formatted capacity is less

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Allison Vano
    Concept Communications for ARCHOS
    1-858-722-5616
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