Friday, June 17th, 2011
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Beem ( has launched a cloud based PVR service to make it easier for Australians to record and watch TV.

By signing up to Beem's cloud PVR service, consumers can record their choice of digital Free To Air television programming and watch back TV shows and movies at a more convenient time, all within in a web browser.

On Beem, recorded TV shows and movies are stored securely in personal cloud based storage and can be accessed anywhere on the Internet via streaming video.

Beem has launched at a time when the trend of time shifting television broadcasts is increasing. Time shifting television is not only convenient in an increasingly fast paced world, but is also a right enshrined in Australian legislation.

“Beem's mission is to help people watch what they want, when they want, where and how they want it. We're intuitively delivering TV to the Web.” said Jimmy Storrier, co-founder of Beem. “Beem represents part of a new world where consumers choose a time and place that's convenient to them for their entertainment viewing.”

“Beem not only makes television more convenient, it allows you to discover great content via recommendations from your friends” said David Morrison, co-founder of Beem. “We've built Beem from the ground up to be part of a more social entertainment experience. Connecting the Social Graph to Television is a powerful combination: a recommendation from a friend is worth more than a listing in a TV guide, or a promo spot.”

Beem streams videos to a desktop or laptop web browser in high-quality and offers the ability to watch videos in full screen. The service will soon be available on other platforms including mobile devices, tablets, set top boxes and Internet connected television sets.

Beem represents an evolution of the Personal Video Recorder, which changed the television consumption landscape in the 1980s by allowing viewers to time shift television. Beem now offers consumers the ability to both time shift and more importantly, place shift television.

“It's clear that consumers are in control of their entertainment experience today, and a service like Beem helps them re-engage with television in ways they wouldn't have before.”

Storrier continued, “Beem is not just an cloud based PVR. The service also offers the content industry a flexible , centralised platform to deliver their content to consumers, a platform which they may not have the time or inclination to build themselves. We hope to help content owners, creators and distributors to benefit from the trend towards online viewing of content. Content owners would do well to embrace this trend and the technological advances that enable it, rather than constantly fight a losing battle against it.”

Currently Beem is only available to residents of Sydney, Australia, but Storrier says that the service will be aggressively rolled out not only within Australia, but also internationally in the coming year.

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Beem was founded in July 2010 by online media industry stalwarts Jimmy Storrier and David Morrison. In 2011, Beem launched the first version of its cloud based PVR service to the Australian public.
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