Now that I've become a subscriber to one of Omniverse's streaming services, I figured it was time we created a thread for them to stand beside the threads for similar services like Sling, PlayStation Vue, Youtube TV, etc. etc. So here goes.
Briefly, Omniverse purchased the rights to a contract which permits them to stream certain channels. It is a strong line-up, competitive with the other options out there. Here is that line-up, and please note that this is not identical to the line-up which is posted for them on a few sites. Some channels are carried by Omniverse but are missing from those official lists while other channels show up on those lists that should not be included since they are not part of the Omniverse line-up:
A & E
ABC (WABC Channel 7, New York)
CBS (WCBS Channel 2, New York)
Fashion Box (low audio problem)
Film Box (no cc)
Fox (WNYW Channel 5, New York)
Law & Crime
My9 (WWOR Channel 9, New Jersey)
NBC (WNBC Channel 4, New York)
PBS (WNET Channel 13, New Jersey)
Turner Classic Movies
The CW (WPIX Channel 11, New York)
YouToo America (currently not working)
For more info on the story behind these services, there are two useful news reports. One was on TechHive at https://www.techhive.com/article/330...-services.html
and the other was on Cord Cutters News at https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/is-s...service-legal/
There are a few companies which function as distributors and/or resellers of this package, since Omniverse does not market or package it directly themselves. Of those, the highest visibility company is SkyStreamTV, which offers the package for $35 a month. They have a very high profile, with a Facebook page, a Youtube page etc. etc. That's the company to which I now currently subscribe.
An even higher-profile distributor/reseller is HD HomeRun, which now offers its own streaming service, again with the Omniverse channel line-up. Not for me, however, because this option entails additional equipment costs.
Also there's a lower-profile Omniverse distributor/reseller named TikiLive, about which I've heard good word-of-mouth, and which has been around for a while longer than the other Omniverse companies, which sells the package for around $30 a month (I didn't go with them because their DVR is weak and there's no archive; TikiLive says they'll be fixing that in a few months).
Hovering over this option is an intriguing tidbit which was revealed in the Cord Cutters News article: Apparently Omniverse is in the process of purchasing the rights to two additional contracts which may offer channels not included in the current package. If that happens, it could change the current picture significantly.
This only scratches the surfaces of this new option. While TechHive mentions they were able to identify seven Omniverse distributors and/or resellers, I've heard from others that they may have over 50 such satellite companies. Which means that their product may be available for even less than the price charged by TikiLive; I don't know.
Which is partially why I decided to create this thread. My knowledge of them is limited, and will hopefully be augmented by others who have additional insight, information and knowledge with regard to this effort.
Looking forward to all of your posts, from Omniverse users and non-users alike! Thanks.