LocalBTV is an internet television
service based in the Silicon Valley
and owned by Didja. The service allows subscribers to view live and DVR
of over-the-air television
Similar in concept to Locast
and the defunct Aereo
service, LocalBTV offers local channels via streaming. However, LocalBTV has indicated they will only carry local channels that permit them to do so, thus avoiding the legal issues Aereo had, and more recently, Locast
. LocalBTV's target customers are viewers who cannot receive local antenna reception, or their cable, satellite, or streaming service does not carry the local broadcast channel they would like to watch.
LocalBTV services are currently available in six television markets: Los Angeles (SoCalBTV), Phoenix (PhoenixBTV), San Francisco (BayAreaBTV), Philadelphia (PhillyBTV), San Diego (SanDiegoBTV) and New York City (NYCBTV). As of July 2020, none of the major networks are carried, but they are hoping to carry them later. Many of the channels that LocalBTV currently carries are subchannels such as Antenna TV
, Cozi TV
, and getTV
as well as bilingual channels. Also included with the app for the service is a program guide and cloud DVR service.
Currently, the service is supported on various platforms such as laptops, smartphones, as well as Amazon Fire TV
, Apple TV
, Android TV
, and Roku
streaming devices, including additional integration with Android TV's Live Channels app.
Category:2017 establishments in California
Category:American companies established in 2017
Category:Internet properties established in 2017
Category:Internet television streaming services