Livestation Launches Live News App on the Boxee OTT Platform

--App Lets Users Access News from BBC, Al-Jazeera, France 24 and Other International Sources

In a posting on its corporate blog, Monday, OTT specialist Boxee announced the launch of a Boxee app from Livestation, a UK-based company that streams live news from a range of international sources, including the BBC, Al-Jazeera and France 24. The app can be found in the Boxee App Library by searching on "live tv news."

While the Livestation app's free channels are available on all versions of Boxee, its premium channels are currently available only to Mac- and Linux-based Boxee users. However, Boxee says that they will be available to Windows users in the near future. Boxee's other news offerings include on-demand videos from the Washington Post, CNN, the Associated Press and the Onion

News Round-Up

--BBC iPlayer, Sky Mobile TV, Livestation Now Available for Apple iPad
--BBC Announces Red-Button Interactive TV Programming Line-Up through June 18th
--CRTC Allows Advertising on VOD programs
--CJ HelloVision Launches Social TV-Enabled Broadband Video Service
--DMGT Fined £225,000 for Closing Teletext
--Fox Mobile Beta-Launches Bitbop Mobile TV Service
--Overlay TV Powers Interactive Video for Tory Burch

Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:

UN TV Launches on Broadband Video News Service, Livestation

--YouTube- and Record Label-Backed Music Video Venture, Vevo, Launches

Livestation, a UK-based company that streams live news from a range of international sources via browser and desktop player solutions (note: the company recently announced the launch of version 3.0 of its desktop software--see the article published on, November 24th), contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that UN TV, the official TV channel of the United Nations, is now available on its service.

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