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DailyMotion Now Streaming Live News 48

Posted by timothy
from the avec-vergence dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Beet.TV reports that DailyMotion has begun streaming live news from Al Jazeera, BBC, and France 24 among others. They write, 'Paris-based DailyMotion, the world's second biggest online video site, has integrated with London-based live news portal Livestation to provide a number of live streaming television news networks including Al Jezeera, Bloomberg, the BBC, France 24, and sources from other nations as well as from oganizations including the United Nations and NASA.'"
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DailyMotion Now Streaming Live News

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  • Link (Score:3, Informative)

    by tenZygzak (1396535) on Saturday February 12, 2011 @04:54PM (#35188866)
  • BBC Licensing (Score:3, Informative)

    by stepdown (1352479) on Saturday February 12, 2011 @05:18PM (#35188952) Journal
    Does anybody know if streaming BBC news in this manner requires you to have a license fee?

    I think the position, at least on the BBC's own site, is that while you can play pre-recorded shows without one, a license is required to stream BBC programs live [bbc.co.uk] which was clarified with the release of smartphone apps [electricpig.co.uk].
    • by kwark (512736)

      Depends, do you live in the UK? Then yes. Any apparatus capable of receiving live TV programmes needs to be licensed, there is not limitation to iplayer.

      http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/downloads/what-if-tv-licence-is-not-needed/NoLicenceNeeded.pdf [tvlicensing.co.uk]
      1. Purpose
      1.1 To state the BBCs policy with respect to those places, occupied as residential
      accommodation and non-residential premises, whose occupier has declared
      that there is no television receiving equipmen

      • by gilgongo (57446)

        "Any apparatus capable of receiving live TV programmes needs to be licensed"

        Sigh. No, the policy you quote does not say that. It says no licence is needed if the "occupier has declared that there is no television receiving equipment being used at the address to receive live broadcasts".

        • by kwark (512736)

          Is my English really that bad, that I made the wrong conclusion. I'll repeat it:
          "Any apparatus capable of receiving live TV programmes needs to be licensed"
          Now your statement:
          "It says no licence is needed if the "occupier has declared that there is no television receiving equipment being used at the address to receive live broadcasts"
          Now remove the double negatives:
          "It says a licence is needed if the "occupier has declared that there is a television receiving equipment being used at the address to receive

    • by Verunks (1000826)
      this is BBC world not BBC 1/2/3, I can watch it for free via sat or dtv and I'm not in uk, I think it's free all over the world
  • Al Jazeera's and Al Arabia's main audiences are Arabic ones. And, only lately, did the average Abd El Mottalib discover that Facebook and Youtube could be used for something else other than shitty oriental\pop culture star stalking.
    Only after the Tunisian revolution did Al Arabia (The second largest arabic news channel) start advertising their online live streaming news and Facebook insta-notifications (I don't really know when did Al Jazeera start doing that, never cared about that one).

    Point is, Arabic
    • Al Jazeera has been broadcasting online for at least 3 years, when I started watching online. They do podcast some of their shows and have some pretty quality international reporters. Livestation.com is where they mainly stream from

  • I'm confused. Didn't Livestation already exist? What is DailyMotion bringing to the picture?
  • by iknowcss (937215) on Saturday February 12, 2011 @05:41PM (#35189032) Homepage
    I've been dying to have access to BBC World streaming, but apparently being in the US prevents me from receiving European propaganda. Anyone know how I can watch this without getting the ever infuriating "this content is not available for your country"?
    • From what I can tell, convincing the BBC to renegotiate its North American licensing and distribution arrangements is your best bet. I too find it a bit aggravating.
    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by Thing 1 (178996)
      Get an AWS account, then set one up in an EU theatre. You'll probably have to double-download (watching from a remote machine might not be pleasant) but at least you'll be able to get the content. By the way, AWS is Amazon Web Services, and you can run a free mini-instance forever.
      • by david.given (6740)

        By the way, AWS is Amazon Web Services, and you can run a free mini-instance forever.

        Are you sure? According to their Free Usage Tier [amazon.com] page, you only get the free 750 hours of micro instance usage per month for the first 12 months --- after which you have to pay. Unless there's information elsewhere I don't know about?

    • by atchijov (527688)
      Buy VPN service from one of UK companies like http://www.ukproxyserver.co.uk/info/uk-tv-streaming/ [ukproxyserver.co.uk] It works nicely.
    • by isorox (205688)

      I've been dying to have access to BBC World streaming, but apparently being in the US prevents me from receiving European propaganda.

      BBC World is a commercial channel, its funding comes from advertising and distribution contracts in many regions. American cable companies pay the BBC to carry BBC World, streaming it to the public over the internet would hinder future negotiations.

      Likewise, streaming the domestic BBC News channel would impact this, however has the additional problem that sometimes the domestic channel broadcasts things from wires that the BBC only has UK rights for.

  • by omb (759389)
    All this watch this crap is just a huge waste of time,

    If you can read, and I know that is now rare in the US just do that,

    If you have an imagination too the Porn is better.
    • by foobsr (693224)
      If you can read, and I know that is now rare in the US just do that.

      You did not realize that semi-literacy is compensated by the super-human ability to simultaneously stream input from different sources (aka multitasking) in this digital age, did you? This of course also voids your argument regarding 'waste of time'.

      Besides, the phenomenon seems to be global, so the US may not claim to have the lead here.

      CC.
  • It's on the Internet, though, and I know most slashdotters don't use that much.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ [aljazeera.net]

    Also on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/aljazeeraenglish [youtube.com]

    The ./ editors must be getting kickbacks from that beat.tv blog and dailymotion to run such a lame story.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      English.aljazeera.net's streaming video stutters and has low resolution. Livestation and the bunch have HD streaming for paid customers.
      However, Youtube has 720p HD streaming for free! Just select 720p for the resolution and display it fullscreen

    • Or the one-liner to watch AJE from the command-line:
      rtmpdump -v -r rtmp://livestfslivefs.fplive.net/livestfslive-live/ -y "aljazeera_en_veryhigh?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId=" -W "http://admin.brightcove.com/viewer/us1.24.04.08.2011-01-14072625/federatedVideoUI/BrightcovePlayer.swf -p "http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ -a "aljazeeraflashlive-live?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001

  • ...if BBC News is available in the US. Their live streams always seem to be blocked here, despite being freely available (as well as by FTA satellite) in many other countries. Presumably they have a US distributor they want to protect, but AFAIK BBC World is only available on 3 carriers in the US: Verizon Fios, Cox, and Cablevision in NYC. If you are outside their territories you are SOL. They used to offer a poor quality stream on Real Networks' streaming package, but it was overpriced ($20) a month and ca
  • by ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) on Saturday February 12, 2011 @08:14PM (#35189730)

    They are not subject to the DMCA. You can find large number of highlights from matches happened just a few hours ago, and a lot more if you been given the "hidden" link to the video.

  • meh...

    sooo... I can't watch the god damn bbc news channel in English *not available for your country**

    but i can watch France24 (English) or bbc Persia or of course bbc world service radio....

    quite useful indeed.... once I learn Persian that is... i did learn that i'm not that interested in France 24 (English) or in French however so that is something.

    i realize it is more of a dream now than ever, but it would be nice if stuff was either 'on the internet" for everyone or just not on the internet at all fucki

    • by Compaqt (1758360)

      Download the Livestation desktop app. There are more channels than just the ones shown on the website. Some NY/LA local channels, too.

      Livestation's not at critical mass yet, but it's nice for some uses.

  • Anybody have an easy solution for this?

    Or even a hacky Linuxy solution?

    I know that VLC can record mms streams, but Livestation doesn't seem to expose the mms address.

  • They've got Linux downloads, including a .deb, even. However, the current version is "[n]ot currently compatible with x64-based Linux due to incompatibilities with the libraries." I could still install it using sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture /tmp/Livestation-3.2.0-i386.deb, and it seems to work fine (on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit). It makes you register an account on first startup (or use your existing one, obviously), but it's quick and using completely bogus info works fine.

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