• Livestation goes iPad-friendly

    Livestation, the online TV news service spun out from London-based Skinkers, has rolled out an iPad-friendly version of its website. 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… Read More

  • Livestation adds CNBC as a premium option

    [UK] Livestation, the online TV service from London-based Skinkers, has added business and financial news channel CNBC as a premium option, and premium is the right word. Users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa can now watch the live pan-EMEA feed of CNBC on Livestation’s online TV platform for a monthly fee of €4.99. It’s accessible through the company’s… Read More

  • Skinkers Raises $16 Million Series B

    Skinkers, the UK company that is building a P2P live TV platform with Microsoft, has taken $16 million Series B in a round led by Acacia Capital Partners that included original investors Spark Ventures and the Skinkers Management team. Skinkers will use the funding to further develop and enhance their Live Notification Platform technology and bring to market LiveStation, their live P2P… Read More

  • LiveStation Readying Multi-Station Client

    The Microsoft/ Skinkers P2P live television streaming LiveStation project demonstrated a multi-channel client at the IBC conference earlier in September. Although not currently available for general testing, the demonstration proved that a product that streams one channel really well can actually scale over multiple content streams. The Silverlight powered client competes with other P2P… Read More

  • LiveStation: Microsoft's New Live TV Initiative
    Video: LiveStation Demo
    Microsoft LiveStation is kind of a Joost-meets-Orb except that it’s live TV (unlike Joost) only and it requires broadcasters to participate (unlike Orb). The guy in the video refers to LiveStation as “Slingbox without the box.” Sort of, but Slingbox doesn’t require broadcaster participation. Read More

  • First Look At LiveStation: Not Much To Report

    LiveStation, the Microsoft Research/Skinkers P2P IPTV solution we reported on last night, has sent out beta invites to a number of users. I’ve tested it and have included screen shots below. Frankly, there isn’t much to report. This is a Silverlight application and currently works only on Windows machines. If Silverlight is not installed on your machine it will be during the… Read More

  • Microsoft LiveStation: Slingbox Without the Box The video above shows a demo of a new product called Livestation, a peer-to-peer live television broadcasting application built on the Microsoft Silverlight platform. This is a Microsoft Research initiative, built in partnership with a London company called Skinkers. In the demo, the presenter calls this a “Slingbox without the… Read More