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Vadi
October 5th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Via http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/10/05/livestation-adds-more-tv-channels-linux-and-mac-clients/ :


It's been a while since we looked at Livestation, a video player that allows you to watch live streams of TV channels, with a heavy emphasis on news programming. While the channel selection was rather limited in February, there are now over a thousand channels to choose form, thanks to user submitted links to channels that stream live TV signals. Most are still news related, but there are also a handful of channels of music and other genres.

Another major change is that Livestation is now cross-platform. There are Windows, Mac, and Linux clients available. The Linux version works best on PCs with NVIDIA graphics cards, while the OS X version should run on any Mac with an Intel processor. The Windows version also no longer requires Silverlight to be installed.

The user interface has also been tweaked, making it simpler to osearch through the long list tof channels or flip between channel presets. If the video window looks small in the screenshot, all you have to do is double click on any video to watch in ful screen.

While Hulu, Joost, and other online video sites are focusing on offering video on demand, Livestation provides a decent way to watch live programming. And there are two things that most people would rather watch live than pre-recorded, news and sports. Since there's a lot more money involved in getting broadcast and webcast rights for live sporting events, I doubt we'll be seeing ESPN or similar channels on Livestation any

billgoldberg
October 5th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Via http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/10/05/livestation-adds-more-tv-channels-linux-and-mac-clients/ :

Did a small review of it a few days ago:

http://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/livestation/