A new device developed by an Ottawa start-up is making waves with the ability to stream HDTV signals over the air.

Nuvyyo is hoping to provide viewers access to programming from dozens of HD stations available over the air through Tablo, a digital recorder device. Content can be recorded on the Tablo and can either be streamed live or viewed later.

Tablo, a small DVR-like device, plugs into an over-the-air HDTV antenna and transmits the signal to any device that is connected to the Tablo or the internet. It can also connect to iPads, tablets, smartphones, PCs and TVs that are equipped with Apple TV or Google Chromecast.

Most major Canadian networks and American networks close to the Canada/U.S. border such as CBS, NBC and Fox, are available as HD signals over the air.

The first production run of the Tablo devices, made possible by an Indiegogo campaign, will be shipped by the end of this month. Nuvyyo will eventually introduce subscription fees for the Tablo service as part of their business plan.

The personal digital recorder device attracted a lot of attention at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new service is tempting for consumers who are becoming frustrated with their cable and satellite subscription services fees and channel restrictions.