When TiVo launched the Premiere DVR
it promised "nearly 1,000 content widgets" thanks to a partnership with FrameChannel, but those will soon disappear. According to its website FrameChannel will shut down at the end of the month due to financial trouble, while Stephen Mack of TiVo says the DVR company is "looking into" replacements for the service that provided weather, news, custom RSS feeds, and stock market data. It may not be a major loss for most however, since the general consensus seems to be that FrameChannel wasn't that great. All the same, a few of you may miss it when its gone, and take note of the unfortunate potential downside of dealing with cloud based services.
[Thanks, Joe & Dave Zatz]
FrameChannel Users -
Due to challenges with the economy and our company's financial
situation we've been forced to make a tough decision and will be
shutting down the FrameChannel service this month.
We have provided a mechanism for you to download any of your photos
that are hosted with us in the My Photos channel or that have been
emailed to your device via the My Friend's Photos feature.
You may log into your account at www.framechannel.com to download your
photos, but the service will soon stop delivering content to your
devices. To download your photos, log into your FrameChannel account,
click the Download My Photos tab, and follow the instructions there.
For those of you using your devices for commercial applications, you
may wish to take a look at the SignChannel service. That service is
owned an operated by Scala, Inc., a worldwide leader in digital
signage. For more information, please visit www.signchannel.com or
We thank you for your support of the FrameChannel service.
-The FrameChannel Team