Livestation starts iPhone app tests

Livestation is now looking for volunteers to test the new iPhone application, which will give access to live streams of eight international news channels on wi-fi networks. (See also Broadband TV News passim).

Since the application uses wi-fi access, the Livestation service will also be available on iPod Touch devices. Over-the-top free services such as this and YouTube direct on the iPhone will seriously challenge mobile TV services from operators based on a subscription model. They can be accessed directly independent of the operator and also internationally.