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Orb Networks, MeeVee partner for interactive TV search from mobile and PCs

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MUMBAI: Orb Networks, the developer of software for instant access to content everywhere, has partnered with MeeVee, the premier developer of personalised video entertainment search and discovery experiences for consumers on the Internet.

This partnership provides users of both the Orb software and of MeeVee.com with the combined capabilities of MeeVee's TV and Internet TV programming search service and Orb's technology for playing and recording home or Internet TV on any device with a streaming Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, 3GP Player, Winamp Player or Macromedia Flash Player.

Now from PCs at work, laptops on the road, any computer around the house, and mobile devices on any carrier network or WiFi, users will be able to search for, discover, play and record home or Internet TV shows anytime they want.

Right from the native web browser on any mobile device, users will be able to use the MeeVee search and discovery service to select live TV programming to play or shows to record for future viewing.

The free, award-winning Orb application installed on the user's Windows XP PC ensures the user receives a stream of the chosen TV content in the right media format and at the optimal bit-rate for the user's data connection. No specialised mobile software or fees beyond a data plan are required.

"Especially as we go into FIFA World Cup season, worldwide demand is exploding for instant access everywhere to TV from home and from the Internet It's the perfect time for this partnership with MeeVee, whose easy-to-use interface and personalisation tools like My Planner and My Watchlist bring our users the best solution for discovering and planning what to watch through Orb," said Orb Networks vice president product marketing Ian McCarthy.

"We're pleased to be partnering with Orb to provide their users with our video entertainment search and discovery experience. This partnership will also make it easy for MeeVee users to play and record the television they're passionate about, wherever they are," said MeeVee president Michael Raneri.

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