Who Are We (Or Better, Who Am I)?
MyTinyTV was originally created by Softel vdm, Inc. They abandoned the product due to the cost of supporting the free trial users, combined with the TV listings licensing fees and somewhat disappointing sales.
I, Frank Sloan, have been able to take over the abandoned product for further development. All development of MyTinyTV is done in my spare time. Thanks to Softel vdm's generosity, I was able to take over this site, which they continue to sponsor, and all of the product source code, along with some of the development systems and many bits of hardware (mostly TV tuners). The original creator of the product continues to help me through some of the more technically challenging areas, like DirectShow filter development, digital tuner control, and much more.
Why Is It Free?
I am working on this in my spare time, so I think it should be free to everyone! But, if you really want to pay for this type of software, there are some products out there that you can buy :-) Or, even better, make a PayPal donation... (see below). There is always another TV tuner that needs to be supported.
Why Did I Take Over MyTinyTV?
I find MyTinyTV technically interesting and it touches on so many different areas (Pocket PC, desktops, firewalls, routers, multi-media) that it's simply a shame to let the product die. And, I like TV!
How To Contact Me?
If you like MyTinyTV and find it useful, let me know in the MyTinyTV forum. If you hate it, I'm sorry. At least you didn't have to spend any money.
If you want to contact me for issues other than MyTinyTV support, please email me (franks @ mytinytv.com). Please keep in mind that I can't usually answer support related issues - you are more likely to get a response in the forum.