Livestation brings TV news on iPhones

Livestation, which distributes live television and radio broadcasts over a data network, has announc

The distribution platform is now offering a basic selection of channels as the service is in a testing phase. It plans to add more free channels soon while adding technical support for paid channels.

The company also said its audience almost doubled last quarter. Livestation served 45 million video views in 2009 and 5 million in January, reaching 13 minutes per user session.

Although Livestation has not launched its own brand application, it has been using the software offered by BBC World News, Al Jazeera and Five.

Livestation CEO Matteo Berlucchi said he has plans to make Livestation available on "other IP platforms" in the next few weeks.