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Orb Networks Gives Sports Fans Live, Subscription-Free Access to International Soccer Matches
Jun 09, 2010 (01:06 PM EDT)


Orb Live Lets Users Enjoy Live and Pre-recorded Streams on Their Smartphones

OAKLAND, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Orb Networks, the leader in digital media streaming solutions, today announced an update to its Orb software that enables users to placeshift internet TV content from their PC to connected devices like the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phone. Just in time for the South Africa soccer event, fans can catch their country's teams playing for glory. With a 10 to 12-hour time difference between the continental U.S. and South Africa, many North American-based fans will find it difficult to watch live matches during regular daytime hours at home on TV. The Orb Live application for iPhone and Android will allow fans to enjoy games in real time from the palm of their hand.

"This tournament is on everyone's mind. We're helping bring live international soccer matches from South Africa to our users' smartphones," said Joe Costello, CEO of Orb Networks. "Devoted soccer fans no longer have to suffer through the day waiting for a highlight reel or be forced to watch a match replay hours after the fact."

While internet TV sites like ESPN3* are accessible to most broadband users from their PC, their content cannot be viewed on a smartphone. Today's software release lets users placeshift internet TV streams from their PC to their smartphone. These sites feature a range of popular sports including international soccer, boxing, tennis, poker, basketball, football, golf and many others.

What is Orb MyCast?

Orb MyCast is a personal media server for PC or Mac that enables users to placeshift personal content, live TV, and internet TV to other PCs, game consoles, smartphones and mobile phones with browsers. Orb has a rich history of enabling PC and Mac users to placeshift content from their home PC or Mac. Today's release of MyCast 2.57 enables users to placeshift internet TV streams from ESPN3. Content that users can view on their PC, can now be viewed on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android by downloading the Orb Live application from the iTunes App Store or Android Market.

The Orb MyCast software is available as a free download from www.orb.com. Since its introduction in 2005, Orb Networks has registered more than 10 million downloads for its Orb MyCast software.

What is Orb Live?

Orb Live is an application for iPhone and Android that allows users to stream personal content, live TV, and internet TV streams from their home PC to their mobile device. Orb Live has been optimized for transmission over Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE networks and is the most full-featured personal media streaming solution for Android phones, iPhones, iPad and iPod touch devices. Orb Live is available from the iTunes App Store and Android Market for $9.99.

About Orb Networks
Based in Oakland, California, Orb Networks, Inc. is the leader in digital media streaming solutions for digital home and remote access applications. The company develops PC software, smartphone applications and web application services.

Orb has developed an award-winning service that combines the use of an internet media portal and a proprietary software application. Orb leverages the best in available technology (broadband, Wi-Fi, wireless internet access and portable devices) to provide a new way for people to connect with their digital media in the manner "how, when and where" they most desire. In short, Orb gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. Orb is enabling media anywhere.

For more information about Orb Networks and Orb Live, please visit www.orb.com.

* ESPN3 requires a high-speed internet connection at the subscriber's PC.

SOURCE Orb Networks