Alongside its Flash video-based offering designed for “general web consumption”, the company has built a version that supports HTML5 and is optimized for viewing on Apple’s newfangled tablet. Users of the iPad can access Livestation’s array of international news channels streamed live 24/7, including BBC World News, Al Jazeera, CNBC, Bloomberg, euronews, and France 24, some of which require a monthly subscription.
The company also offers browser-based versions targeting iPhone and Blackberry, as well as dedicated iPhone apps via Apple’s App Store limited to and branded for specific broadcasters/channels.
Interestingly, Livestation is far from the only media company betting big on the iPad and HTML5 in general. In the UK, the BBC has made its TV catchup and live streaming service iPlayer available via the iPad’s web browser, which includes BBC News 24, competing directly with Livestation in that regard.