OTA Antenna Maker Kickstarts Content Finder
Mohu tackles multiplatform discovery
February 25, 2014
—Mohu, creator of the “paper-thin” Leaf HDTV antenna, announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign intended to help bring its new Mohu Channels Personal TV viewing device
to market in June. Mohu Channels is a small handheld keyboard that enables the creation of a “personalized TV
channel guide mash-up” of over-the-air content, and
streaming apps and websites.
Mohu says this: One of the biggest hurdles consumers face in the morphing world of
television content is finding a way to easily access the TV content they
want, whether it's free OTA broadcast programming, content from
Netflix or Hulu+, or their favorite web-only shows and websites. Today,
consumers have to hop through a jumble of inputs, from cable and
satellite TV boxes and OTT peripherals like Roku or Apple TV, to new devices
like Chromecast. Mohu Channels changes all that by allowing consumers to
access their favorite TV content with a single, unified and
personalized channel line-up without ever switching sources.
Mohu Channels combines an HDTV antenna with an Internet-enabled Android device that allows users to receive local
and network broadcasts like ABC, CBS and NBC, streaming apps like
Netflix, Hulu+ and YouTube, as well as content from websites and web
video channels. All content is organized through a customizable
TV channel guide, which can be accessed with the Mohu Channels universal
remote control. The remote includes a full QWERTY backlit keyboard and
integrated air mouse. Channels can be added, deleted or moved.
As part of the Mohu Channels Kickstarter program
, Mohu is allowing
early backers to buy first at a discount.