18 FREEVIEW CHANNELS AVAILABLE TO MOBILE DEVICES AND PCs (don't use on mobiles without unlimited downloads)
For mobiles, first you need to download the Skyfire mobile browser. Its developers have concentrated on speed and supporting streaming, so its perfect for displaying streamed TV. For normal PCs or over wifi your standard browser will probably be fine.
Skyfire works through their servers. It detects your phone type when you download it, and formats your viewing for your specific phone.
You normally see the page in under 10 seconds, although as a poor res full webpage, you then need to zoom in to what you want to see - but it is faster than what else seems on offer.http://www.skyfire.com/
The browser is pretty good for streaming content, and so if you view this site - it enables streaming TV to your phone if you register for the site. A poster in the thread suggested I should ask you to mention my user ID when you register, which looks like I could get rep there - my username is "stv".http://www.tvcatchup.com/
Its going to be heavy on data, so really best with wifi - although works almost as well in a good 3G reception area.
Alternately you can use the site alone for TV to your PC over broadband.
Needless to say - this is only available online only.
Even if your data package claims to be unlimited you need to check if unlimited is as low as the 24meg virgin claim - as its then onto a couple of quid per meg after that - so you could pay virgin hundreds or thousands of pounds a month if you used this heavily. So check your limits and keep a track of your bandwidth if the limit is low.
Another suggestion, although someone has posted it wont work abroad is - DONT TRY TO USE ANY STREAMING DATA WHEN ROAMING. With some companies charging a tenner a meg - a days TV might cost more than your holiday.
Any rep for this thread should go to SirTumble, who posted details on my Nokia E71 thread, and I expanded upon them here.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/384566/thread-for-comments-and-suggestions/