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Broadway by PCTV Systems

A new way to watch live TV on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® or your Android® device – at home via Wi-Fi or around the world via the Internet.

Broadway TD by PCTV Systems is a brand new solution to stream live Freeview TV to your Apple® iOS or android mobile device – at home and anywhere via the Internet. And Broadway HD-S2 is for Freesat. Stream Freesat satellite TV to your Apple or Android device.

Imagine, you watch your home TV program on your mobile device in a cafe in Paris or a hotel lobby in Las Vegas – in perfect quality. Broadway TD is a networked TV receiver with two integrated DVB-T tuners, an analog video input with IR blaster and support for the ultra-fast 802.11n wireless network standard.

Broadway TD brings your home DVB-T signal, your TV program from your cable- or satellite set-top box or live video from your analog camera wirelessly to mobile Apple iOS or Android devices or streams it throughout your home to any PC, regardless if it's Windows, Mac or Linux.

Get TV on your iOS® and Android® – instantly!

Broadway TD is a small stand alone device which connects to your TV antenna (or a cable or satellite set-top box) and sends live TV wirelessly to an Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet or a PC or Mac.

Live TV is transmitted by Broadway TD to your mobile device over your home Wi-Fi network or streamed over the Internet.

Broadway TD has two built-in high quality video converters that the TV signal and turn it into form which can be played on your mobile device. Broadway TD supports two transmission formats: one for Apple devices and one for devices which have Flash support.

Broadway TD contains two DVB-T receivers so you can watch live TV on any one mobile device plus a computer at the same time. Broadway TD is completely stand alone and “always on” with low power consumption.

BROADWAY HD-S2 contains one Freesat DVB-S / DVB-S2 receivers so you can watch live satellite TV on your mobile device.

On Apple devices, live TV from BROADWAY is watched with Safari, so you don’t need to download an app. Simply open a Safari window, enter the Internet address of BROADWAY and you’ll be watching live TV!

For Android devices, PCs or Macs, simply open any Internet browser with Flash support, enter the Internet address of BROADWAY and you’ll be watching live TV! Now you have access to Freeview or Freesat everywhere at your home - even if you live in an area with weak DVB-T signal or you don't have a satellite antenna connection!


Broadway
Watch live TV on your iPhone, iPad, Android device or PC or Mac – at home or around the world!

Broadway is a small stand alone device which connects to any TV signal and streams live TV wirelessly to mobile Apple® devices – the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Live TV can be watched over your home Wi-Fi network or it can be streamed over the Internet anywhere in the world where your Apple device has an Internet connection.

Broadway also works with Android phones and tablets, plus PCs and Mac notebooks and netbooks. Android devices need version 2.2 or later and a Google Chrome browser, while PCs and Macs just need a browser with Flash support.

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How does Broadway work?

Broadway connects between your TV source and your home Wi-Fi network. Broadway takes your TV signal, converts it to format which can be displayed on your mobile device (the Apple iPad and iPhone use one format type, while Android, PCs and Macs use another), and then sends the converted TV signal to your home router. Your home router then transmits the live TV signal to your mobile device via Wi-Fi or the Internet.

Broadway contains a versatile TV tuner with support for cable and satellite set top boxes, ATSC over-the-air TV signals and unencrypted digital cable TV (clear QAM). If you use a cable TV or satellite set top box to watch TV at home, Broadway connects to the audio and video signals on the set top box. Then from your Apple device no matter where you are in the world, you'll have full control of the TV channel selected on the set top box via Broadway's "IR-blaster" technology.

Broadway has a built-in high quality H.264 HD video encoder, which turns your TV signal into a form which can be played on the Apple iPhone or iPad, or into a form which can be played on other devices such as Android or a PC or Mac.

Broadway is "always on" with extremely low power consumption. Connect Broadway to your TV source, put it in a corner and Broadway will always be ready to send your favorite TV programs to your mobile device, anywhere in the world!

Broadway can also stream live TV to a PC or Mac

All that's required to watch live TV on your Mac is Safari. Broadway converts the live TV signal to a form which can be watched in Safari. If you would like to watch live TV on a PC, you can use any PC Internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox.

Broadway set-up is as easy as 1-2-3

  • Connect your TV source to Broadway: cable TV or satellite set top box, antenna or TV coax cable
  • Connect Broadway to your home router (Wi-Fi or wired)
  • Open a browser on your Apple device and type in http://distan.tv

Our distan.tv server makes the setup of Broadway a snap! You can now scan for TV channels and set up an Internet connection to Broadway.

Technically speaking

Broadway is a networked TV receiver which features a built-in cable ready TV tuner and set top box connections, a high definition H.264 compressor and a network connection with support for Ethernet and Wi-Fi using 802.11B or 802.11n.

Broadway converts and compresses the live TV signal to a Apple compatible H.264 video format (or Flash when transmitting to a Mac, PC or an Android phone) and streams it wirelessly to Apple® mobile devices via a home router. The Broadway router connection can be Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

TV standards support by Broadway

  • Freeview over-the-air TV (two tuners in the Broadway TD box)
  • Freesat high definition satellite TV in the Broadway Sat HD box
  • S-Video or composite video from a set top box or other video source

Broadway Specifications and System Requirements

Broadway TD dual Freeview tuner
Technical specifications

Tuner

  • TV standard: Digital terrestrial DVB-T (MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264*) (Freeview over-the-air TV, in areas where available)
  • Tuning range 174~862 MHz
  • Channel bandwidth 7, 8 MHz
  • Antenna input: IEC, 75 Ohm

TV standards supported by Broadway TD

  • Dual tuner Freeview DVB-T (SDTV and HDTV)
  • S-Video or composite video, e.g.
    • from a cable TV or satellite set top box
    • PAL or NTSC analogue camera

Broadway HD-S2 Freesat Satellite receiver
Technical specifications

Tuner

  • Satellite receiver for Freesat DVB-S2 and DVB-S (MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
  • Frequency range: 950MHz-2175MHz
  • Supports DiSEqC 1.0
  • Satellite connector: F-type, 75 Ohm

TV standards supported by Broadway HD-S2

  • DVB-S and DVB-S2 tuner for SDTV and HDTV
  • S-Video or composite video, e.g.
    • From a cable TV or satellite set top box
    • PAL or NTSC analogue camera

System Requirements

Hardware

  • Home router (required)
  • Internet access (highly recommended)
  • DVB-T signal and/or TV connection from cable or satellite box
  • For TV streaming at home: Wi-Fi connection to your home router (or wire LAN with a Mac/PC)
  • For TV streaming over the Internet: Home router connected to the Internet with an uplink speed of min. 256kbit/sec. Your mobile device should be connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or a 3G connection.

Using Apple® handheld devices

  • iPad or iPhone (any version) or iPod Touch. Safari mobile webbrowser.
  • iOS 3 or later

Using Android® based handheld devices

  • Android 2.2 (“Froyo”) or higher with integrated Adobe Flash®
  • capable web browser

Using a Mac

  • Mac with OS X 10.5 or newer
  • Web browser (Safari recommended)
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Using a PC

  • Microsoft® Windows 8®, 7®, Windows Vista with latest Service Pack or Windows XP Service Pack 3.
  • 1.5 GHz processor for SDTV
  • 2.6 GHz multi core processor for HDTV*
  • Web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome or Opera) for live TV streaming
  • for full PVR functionality install TV Center 6 from inluded CD-ROM

Broadway model numbers

model 23080: Broadway TD dual tuner Freeview and English manual

model 23104: Broadway HD-S2 Freesat satellite receiver

Included in the Broadway TD box

  • Broadway TD unit
  • Power supply unit
  • DVB-T antenna
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide

Included in the Broadway HD-S2 box

  • Broadway HD-S2 digital satellite receiver
  • Power supply unit
  • IR blaster to control your external set top box (optional)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide

Installation Guides

Broadway Quick Installation Guide

Broadway Quick Install Guide

Coming soon

Broadway Videos

Broadway - TV everywhere!

Broadway setup - European DVB-T

See Broadway in action

Broadway 360 degree view