Livestation, a product originally from Microsoft research has announced plans to bring free live streaming of TV to the iPhone.
In a video posted on the Livestation website, CEO Matteo Berlucchi demonstrates a preview of the software. Currently the application will only work on Wi-Fi as operators "would not be happy" with the bandwidth consumption. The app is designed for iPod Touch and iPhone devices of all generations. Channels take approximately 10 seconds to buffer during which time Livestation may include adverts whilst the user waits.
Currently Livestation is working on the quality of the release and their focus is on the technology rather than a release date. There is no current release date and Berlucchi revealed the company is in discussions with Apple at the moment.
Livestation claims this is the first implementation of live TV streaming on the iPhone but Orb is currently available on the AppStore and will stream TV providing you have a TV card in your PC.