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lexonex
07-18-2010, 06:56 PM
Done away with Cable Companies and Satellite Companies in my life.. ALL internet now..

Where can I get LIVE National News feeds? Hulu, AppleTV and Roku are all fine for entertainment etc. but, where can I get some live National TV news feeds such as CNN, Fox or CNBC? What is a good live TV aggregator out there? Some of the picture quality is really bad when going to full screen.

Higher the bit rate the better and of course HD if available.

I would LOVE to see AppleTv, ROKU or Netflix offer a National live news channel (I have local news HD OTA). I would pay for that. If I could get Fox News Al A Carte for say $4.99/mo I would pay for that one channel. Must be LIVE, HD, high bit rate and reliable. I am DONE paying a high cable or satellite bill just to get 4 -5 channels that I watch consistently and only surf through the 200 - 300 channels I have absolutely NO USE for.

Thanks for your suggestions.

So Far I Have:
Streamick.com (poor quality at Full Screen)

guytheninja
07-18-2010, 07:10 PM
I would love to know the answer to this question as well.

Boxee only has CNN and ABC News 7. Neither of these are in HD, and they are full of 5 minute or less videos. MEH, is all I have to say. :D

tokenuser
07-18-2010, 10:31 PM
You'll be hard pressed to find live content online.
Best I can suggest is get used to read websites like CNN, msnbc, or faux news, and click the video feed links for stories you find interesting.
If it's gotta be streaming, then maybe try an audio feed via Pandora.

iitechtv
07-19-2010, 04:11 PM
I'm going through the same problem though not with news.... My parents are going to get rid of direct tv and just use something to stream netflix and hulu. (I have to figure out that something for my parents sigh*) I think the best thing you can do is buy a Dell Zino HD for about $250 hook a harddrive up to it and stream netflix and hulu, then go on fox.com and watch there videos although not live :(

tokenuser
07-19-2010, 05:04 PM
I like the idea of ditching the cable company and going internet only ...

But, where do you get the high speed internet access you require to do this successfully?

In most cases the cost of dropping cable entirely, and using just a cable modem or DSL is not going to save you anything. If you still have a cable coming into the house, then you will still be getting the free OTA channels unencrypted - including HD feeds.

That might be enough to satisfy the live requirements.

Eitherway, a cable modem plus basic cable subscription will often run less than the cost of a cable modem alone - purely because of how they bundle.

YVMV, but it might be worth getting the prices together before jumping ship.

Oh yeah - Netflix streaming. If you are not always going to be around to support a dedicated HTPC type deal and the issues surrounding that, look at something like the Samsung BR players (or even a modern, internet connected TV if you want to go that far) that include Netflix (and Blockbuster) support, as well as streaming from a media server via DNLA. Hulu is a moving target at the moment and will be moving to a subscription model in the near future ... which could potentially mean that just keeping your cable subscription would be a better deal.

lexonex
07-20-2010, 12:24 AM
Well, I can tell you I have already ditched the cable company AND the satellite company.

With or without them I still have high speed internet provided by the phone company via a DSL line.

I did have a cable modem for high speed internet but, the cable company became unreliable and I was having issues weekly. I fired them and went with the DSL line and it may not be as fast download wise but, it is very reliable. I have the top tier running me $70/month and that includes phone service too because I like having a land line and I do fax businesses. Works like a charm with my AppleTV and Roku.

How can the cable companies and satellite companies compete with Netflix? THEY CAN'T. Where are these companies values when I can stream entertainment and watch a blu-ray disc one at a time for $11.99/mo? I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO HIGH CABLE AND SATELLITE BILLS that can be 10x the cost of Netflix. What do I get for that? No Value. There are one or two channels I watch and the hundreds rest I surf through. They bundle all these channels together to squeeze as much as YOU the consumer are willing to pay monthly….I for one say NO THANK YOU.

I have local HD channels "free" OTA because when I had the satellite guy out here I paid for an HD OTA Antenna to be put in and it costs me nothing to grab the HD local channels.

Again, still in the hunt for Live HD Quality National News…. Internet only… thank you…

lexonex
07-31-2010, 02:38 PM
My quest continues for "live" tv on the internet. Found a couple good sites:

livestream.com
ustream.tv
justin.tv

I did get CNBC live on justin.tv in the early morning before the markets opened and later in the evening it was "blocked". It is live right now on saturday.. I can't remember the term they used during daytime programing-it might have been "copy righted" or something .. but, it was blocked from running live.

I plan to write the Chairman & CEO of FOX News Channel (Roger Ailes) today... If FOX is willing to make available their LIVE HD National programing viewable on AppleTV or ROKU I'll pay a monthly fee for that... I'm all internet now and NOT going back to expensive bundled Satellite or Cable subscriptions....

davemclain
08-01-2010, 12:53 PM
I have the Roku box at my house and just very recently they added a channel called Roku Newscaster that's quite good. While not "live" it's not delayed very much in some cases. NBC Nightly news for instance. I watch that when I get home in the evening at 7-8PM and that day's episode is on there, waiting to be watched. It's the full episode too and the quality is decent.

There are a LOT of news feeds on that Roku Channel such as CBS news, CNN, Fox etc. All of which I have not used all that much.

I really believe that online TV is coming along and it's going to be a very viable alternative to cable in the very near future. The model will be slightly different in that it's going to be mostly on demand programming which is fine for the way I tend to watch TV.

computoman
08-02-2010, 05:22 PM
Most of the live news I have seen is scripted and not always accurate. I hate the cable companies too, but I have to have redundancy for the internet.

serafina
08-11-2010, 10:10 PM
Al Jazeera English offers their live broadcast online:
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now

Also check your local news networks (I know you said national, but they're obviously lacking). Here in the Bay Area, ABC7 streams their live broadcasts:
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/live

I just came across this article with other news sites that offer video online (though only Al Jazeera is live):
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-websites-watch-news-online/

lexonex
08-21-2010, 12:59 PM
Al Jazeera English offers their live broadcast online:
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now

Also check your local news networks (I know you said national, but they're obviously lacking). Here in the Bay Area, ABC7 streams their live broadcasts:
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/live

I just came across this article with other news sites that offer video online (though only Al Jazeera is live):
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-websites-watch-news-online/

Interesting article.. I do have some of the FoxNews podcasts of "clips" of their broadcasts through my AppleTV and ROKU. 1Cast website is not functioning for some reason, too early? I will check later.

I do know that ROKU had an Indian (such as in Hindu) Live TV Channel. Again, I would love ROKU to offer a Live FoxNews Channel. I would pay a reasonable monthly fee for that……

Still searching for Live HD Content on the internet…… just a matter of time…..

qwerk
08-25-2010, 02:26 AM
First of all , pretty much the only live feed is CNN as the other are recorded. I have cut the cord to cable tv as well.. and have the WD Live TV which works well. And have now ordered the uebo box.. which does much of the same things PLUS has room for a network drive inside and well have almost all video and sound files.. have not received it yet.. but along with playon.. and HULU Plus should serve most of my needs.. OH BTW FOX news is NOT news!!

lexonex
08-28-2010, 12:57 PM
First of all , pretty much the only live feed is CNN as the other are recorded. I have cut the cord to cable tv as well.. and have the WD Live TV which works well. And have now ordered the uebo box.. which does much of the same things PLUS has room for a network drive inside and well have almost all video and sound files.. have not received it yet.. but along with playon.. and HULU Plus should serve most of my needs.. OH BTW FOX news is NOT news!!

Fox News Fair/Balanced.... We will just have to "disagree" on our politics and focus in on the tech. btw the iTunes Store on my AppleTV was very busy last night updating. Looks like Apple is loading many different podcast choices and categories. I believe changes are taking place on the Television side too of the AppleTV iTunes Store. I have my fingers crossed on an update of AppleTV's software next week and NOT the realization that my two (2) AppleTVs are outdated by the announcement of new AppleTV Hardware!

lexonex
09-26-2010, 05:51 PM
Internet TV: http://www.ivi.tv/

Getting closer but, not FREE yet....... I have NOT subscribed. Has anyone? Do you have a comment/report?

Thx.

lexonex
12-21-2010, 03:28 AM
http://atdhe.net/ ESPN Monday Night Football... bad video quality but, watchable in small window..

http://www.channelsurfing.net/ will try it later in the week....

lexonex
02-04-2011, 02:39 PM
"Roku provides access to Al Jazeera English through its Roku Newscaster channel"

FINALLY I have a LIVE Channel NOT using Cable or Dish! Little Roku Device has Stepped Up to the LIVE Plate!

Watching LIVE the Egypt Protests........

"While major U.S. cable and satellite TV have snubbed Al Jazeera English, Roku now offers free access to the Qatar-based news channel's live feed through its broadband-connected set-tops."

THANK YOU ROKU!

tokenuser
02-04-2011, 02:54 PM
Yay. Al Jazeera.

http://atdhe.net/ ESPN Monday Night Football... bad video quality but, watchable in small window.

How's this one working out for you?

lexonex
02-04-2011, 03:41 PM
How's this one working out for you? i.e. http://atdhe.net/



YIKES! Feds have moved in..... Will I rent a Dish or buy Cable again?

NEVER! I can live without Monday Night NFL......

Sunday NFL FREE OTA HD works just fine...

lexonex
02-04-2011, 03:42 PM
How many Government Agencies are needed to shut down ten (10) websites?

Press Release: http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1102/110202newyork.htm

"The Intellectual Property Rights Center is one of the U.S. government's key weapons in the fight against criminal counterfeiting and piracy. The IPR Center is led by ICE HSI and includes partners from U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the FBI; the Department of Commerce; the Food and Drug Administration; the Postal Inspection Service; the General Services Administration, Office of the Inspector General; the Naval Criminal Investigative Service; the Defense Criminal Investigative Service; the Army Criminal Investigative Division's Major Procurement Fraud Unit; the Consumer Product Safety Commission, INTERPOL; and the Government of Mexico Tax Administrative Service."

lexonex
02-05-2011, 04:42 AM
United States Attorney
Southern District of New York

http://www.cybercrime.gov/websiteSeizures.pdf

The ten websites – seized yesterday pursuant to a federal court order that was unsealed today – were among the most popular on the Internet for illegally distributing copyrighted sporting events.

They are: ATDHE.NET, CHANNELSURFING.NET, HQ-STREAMS.COM, HQ* STREAMS.NET, FIRSTROW.NET, ILEMI.COM, IILEMI.COM, IILEMII.COM, ROJADIRECTA.ORG and ROJADIRECTA.COM.

mikec
02-05-2011, 05:11 AM
United States Attorney
Southern District of New York

http://www.cybercrime.gov/websiteSeizures.pdf

The ten websites – seized yesterday pursuant to a federal court order that was unsealed today – were among the most popular on the Internet for illegally distributing copyrighted sporting events.

They are: ATDHE.NET, CHANNELSURFING.NET, HQ-STREAMS.COM, HQ* STREAMS.NET, FIRSTROW.NET, ILEMI.COM, IILEMI.COM, IILEMII.COM, ROJADIRECTA.ORG and ROJADIRECTA.COM.

Blame the NFL and the super bowl.

tokenuser
02-05-2011, 05:22 AM
Blame the NFL and the super bowl.UFC had a major hand in it as well.

lexonex
04-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Roku once again is adding additional LIVE TV. Channel is "Livestation".

Livestation will give you:

Al Jazeera English
RT English (Broadcast from Moscow)
France 24 (English)
PressTV (English) Iran (propaganda but, hey you can judge the perspective)

Kudos to Roku! KEEP THOSE LIVE CHANNELS COMING!

AppleTV What Are You Waiting For?

lexonex
07-16-2011, 06:11 PM
I can't even find the press releases on this. But, the "live" channel is there. Go to the Roku Channel Store and you will see FoxNews.com. Once you install the channel, FoxNews.com is claiming: "LIVE STREAMING EVERY WEEKDAY 9A to 3P ET....

Good Work ROKU!...

Apple TV What Are You Waiting For!? .. Live Content Rocks!..

Big Cable and Big Dish your days are numbered......

shamoun
07-17-2011, 08:52 PM
I don't use it myself, but my bro uses something called sopcast (p2p streaming) to watch sport events that don't air here in the U.S. The quality varies from stream to stream.

I was surprised to find they even had a linux port which worked out nicely since I moved my HTPC to linux a few months ago.

I used to have a roommate that viewed online streaming for pay per view events. Be careful on those websites, he picked up a good bit of malware there.