Hasselt-based technology firm Right Brain is now launching its cloud PVR service Bhaalu in Germany and the Netherlands.
The company is offering a network-PVR that will record all programmes the viewers subscribes to. People can access the service via a dedicated Bhaalu set-top box, a Bhaalu smart stick or via a mobile app (for tablets and phones).
In the Netherlands, people with a validated subscription to UPC, Ziggo, KPN or Canal Digitaal Satelliet, can become a member of the Bhaalu society and record programmes in the cloud.
In Germany, Bhaalu asks people if they pay a licence fee or not. By sucribing to the service, people can record programmes of 30 channels, with the number of available channels growing during the next few months.
By buying the mobile app (EUR49), the USB stick (EUR125) or the dedicated STB (EUR365) people are joining the Bhaalu society, which gives them access to all programmes up to seven days in the past (mobile), 28 days or even 90 days back. A monthly subscription fee of EUR5 is also due.
Bhaalu claims its cloud-based PVR service is 100% leagl, but Belgian broadcasters VRT and VTM have already said they are ready to take legal action as there are no contracts in place for such a service.
Bhaalu works independently of, and has no connection to the cable, IPTV, satellite DTH and DTT networks.