Saturday, July 14, 2007

Skiners Joins The P2PTV Crowd With Silverlight Solution

London-based Skinkers have been working on a P2P solution named LiveStation that gives users the ability to watch live television. Microsoft Research has a minority stake in Skinkers while the guy sat Skinkers have also done some work with the Redmond company before.

It is one of the first service to be based on Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Currently, there is only one channel but several broadcasters have expressed interest. It is envisioned to be able to provide audience the ability to watch TV on a variety of screens - at home, cell phones and at public places.

A beta version is available for Windows while a Mac version is currently in the works. The final version is due out this October.

A LiveStation video demo below:

Video: LiveStation Demo

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