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Tivion is a Linux application for watching TV on-line for free, which comes 78 channels from Spain, Argentina, United Kingdom and Russia.

Many TV channels are in TS, a video format used to store video on DVDs using MPEG video compression. This has it's advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that you will receive an HD (High Definition) signal quality and the disadvantage is that MPlayer will need a few extra seconds to convert it to MPEG and for caching. Therefore, if a TV channel doesn't start playing right away, don't think it's broken or that something is wrong, it just takes a while until the channel will start playing (5-30 seconds usually).

The TV channels included:
-UK: Eurosport 2, BCC 1, 2 etc., Channel 4 and 5, ITV 4, Film 4, Zone Horror, Sky News and many others
-Argentina: Arco Iris TV, Canal 11 and 13, Canal Luz Satelite
-Spain: TVE, CNN+, TV Canaria, Velevisa, Videncia, Fuego TV, Neox 8, Nova, 24 horas and others.


Tivion needs PyGTK 2.16 which is available in Ubuntu Karmic Koala, but if you use Jaunty, you will need to install it from Karmic repositories or compile it.

Once installed, you will find Tivion under Applications > Internet.


Ubuntu i386: tivion_0.0.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb

Ubuntu AMD64: tivion_0.0.2-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb

Source: tivion_0.0.2-0ubuntu2.tar.gz