Driver alert on TV apps
MOBILE device applications that stream videos have caught the attention of lawmakers.
Channel 7 this week said it planned to release applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices to watch its
program. The apps allow the program to be downloaded and watched live or delayed, including when driving.
But legislation prohibits a ‘‘television receiver or visual display unit’’ that can be seen by the driver.
Exceptions are driver aids, including satellite navigation and reversing cameras.
Seven morning television director Adam Boland says the app for mobile devices — which starts on October 5 — is a portal for