Livestation is a app that will allow you to watch major tv channels (mostly news channels) from around the world from your desktop.
They just released their Linux version. It seems more and more people are starting to realize we are out there.
Browse to the site and download the linux installer.
Right-click the installer, go to properties, in the permissions tab, select the “allow executing file as program” box.
Double-click the installer and select “run in terminal”.
Press “q” on your keyboard to skip the readme.
Then when prompted, press “y” a few times and enter your password when it asks you for it.
Installation should only take a few seconds.
The app didn’t get added to the applications menu for me. You could launch it using “livestation &” in a terminal or just “livestation” in the “alt+f2” launcher.
Go to “system -> preferences -> main menu”.
Add a new entry under “internet” or “sound & video” for livestation.
The interface is a bit glitchy when you are running Compiz Fusion.
I suggest you go to “applications -> add/remove” and install the “compiz fusion icon”. Launch it from “applications -> system tools -> compiz fusion icon” and set your Windows Manager to “Metacity”.
Some screenshots from the app when it’s running:
(don’t mind the gray bar, that’s because of the screenshot, it isn’t actually there when running)