TVU Networks has announced that its TVUPlayer on the iPhone and the iPod touch has exceeded one million downloads.
Previously, TVU’s PC-based TVUPlayer had been downloaded by over 50 million viewers in 220 countries. Now, the same channels are available on the iPhone over WiFi connections. TVU’s 400 live TV channels from around the world include Deutsche Welle and Telemundo, as well as international sports such as cricket and alternative niche programming.
The one million downloads include TVULite, which has been available on the iPhone since February as a free application, and TVUPlayer, a paid app available for $4.99 as a one-time download fee. Upon its release in August 2009, TVUPlayer for the iPhone immediately took place amongst the top 100 iPhone entertainment applications in the iTunes store and holds a 31st ranking today.
"To be ranked 31st in the top iPhone entertainment apps – considering there are 93,000 apps available from 125,000 registered developers being sold in the iTunes App Store today – demonstrates the tremendous value users see in TVU,” said Paul Shen, TVU CEO, in a statement. “Our cross-platform live TV service gives viewers instant access to vast amounts of live TV from around the world anytime, anywhere."