Apple this morning removed the Elgato EyeTV App from sale through the App store due to concerns about live TV streaming over the 3G network.

At issue was the so-called “Easter egg” which could enable streaming over 3G, as reported yesterday.

Prompted by Apple, Elgato is developing a new version of the app, this time without this secret 3G streaming ability. The company this morning also issued the following statement on the affair:

“Some test code that enabled live TV streaming over the cellular network was accidentally left in the the EyeTV App,” the company said. “Apple requested that we remove the code since their agreement with AT&T does not allow redirecting TV signals over the cellular network. The code was removed and a 1.0.1 version of the EyeTV app was submitted.  We expect EyeTV to return to the App Store when the 1.0.1 version is approved.”

As we noted yesterday, “Apple is likely to put the kibosh on this one pretty quick so if you have an EyeTV and want to do some TV streaming, you might want to download the App ASAP and hold off on updating.”


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