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FREE TV on Your PC or Laptop!!!

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Zattoo is real TV on your PC and its absolutely free. It's the football game as you chat, the news as you email, and your favorite soap as you pay your bills. Zattoo is also TV when you don't have a TV - it's the channels you want, when you want, where you want.

What is Zattoo?
Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge.

To watch live TV on your PC, simply download the Zattoo Player, register, and get channel-surfing! If you run into any problems, take a look at our FAQ section.

Where can I use Zattoo?
Zattoo is currently available in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. Well be launching in new countries and continents soon, so check back frequently.

Is Zattoo really free of charge?
Yes. You can download the Zattoo Player for free, and it also doesnt cost you anything to use Zattoo to watch TV.

Is Zattoo really legal?
Yes. Zattoo acquires the rights to retransmit the channels separately for each country we launch in. It takes a lot of legwork (read: flight miles and sizzling phone lines) to collect the necessary rights to transmit the channels. Unlike the fast food world, the media world doesnt operate on a global basis, so if we acquire the rights to carry a French TV channel in Switzerland, say, we dont automatically get the right to carry it also in France or Germany.

All of this doesnt deter us, of course. Chances actually are that were talking to a broadcaster somewhere right now, as you are reading this. So stay tuned for more channels in Z-countries and a launch in countries that havent been zattooed yet.

How does it work?
Zattoo is a peer-to-peer application. This means that the data is not streamed from one central server to all users watching a certain program, but flows from one user to the next, thus also using the computing power of the users computers. The technology is based on research done by Sugih Jamin and Wenjie Wang at the University of Michigan and is optimized to stream live content.

Other technical data:

Resolution: 352x288 (wide screen: 480x288)
Downstream rate: 500 Kbits/second
Video-Codec: H.264

Whos behind it?
Zattoo was founded in 2005 by Sugih Jamin, Beat Knecht, and Wenjie Wang. The three co-founders are supported by a team of currently around 50 people, stationed in Ann Arbor, USA, and Zurich, Switzerland.

http://zattoo.com/
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
what channels can you watch?
#2
sarbjeet_
what channels can you watch?


Here's the link for the channel section on the site http://zattoo.com/en/tv-channels all you now have to do is look :whistling:
#3
The following 29 channels are available in United Kingdom:
Channel Language Genre
ABC News Now, English News
Al Jazeera Arabic, Arabic News
AutoMoto TV, German, English General
BBC Four, English Entertainment
BBC News, English News
BBC One, English General
BBC Parliament, English Politics
BBC Three, English Entertainment
BBC Two, English General
Bloomberg UK, English Business
CBBC, English Kids
CBeebies, English Kids
Channel 4, English General
Channel 5, English General
Community Channel, English General
Deutsche Welle, English, German News
EuroNews, French News
France 24, English English News
France 24, French French News
HTV, English General
Information TV, English News
ITV1, English General
Russia Today , English News
SF info, German News
STV , English General
sumo.tv , English Entertainment
TeleZuri , German General
The Poker Channel , English Lifestyle
Ulster TV, English General
#4
pinkmelonsmr2
Here's the link for the channel section on the site http://zattoo.com/en/tv-channels all you now have to do is look :whistling:


thanks looks good to me voted hot.
#5
thnx gr8 find voted hot just be nice to get some sky channels in the list......
#6
Has anyone loaded this up yet and watched anything.
If so, is it any good, is it watchable?
#7
i watched bbc1 just now while watching real tv and it is about 2seconds out of sync so very good if u ask me
#8
Tried watching the euros on it, awful quality when so many people watching the same channel.
#9
Forgot about this, friend told me about it.

Just giving a go now...

Great list of channels.

Now to upgrade the download limit at mums! Can use it at dads though.

Hot!

Matt
#10
There should be a hd version of this or a large resolution quality version, but good start for a free tv!
#11
downloaded and looks good to me, voted hot
#12
I have moved this to the misc forum, a link to a site is not really a freebie.
banned#13
Jumpingphil
Has anyone loaded this up yet and watched anything.
If so, is it any good, is it watchable?


I've had it for a while now and watched a lot of Euro 2008 on it. It does stall now and again for buffering but at least you can have it on in the corner whilst still surfin the net. :thumbsup:
#14
Thank you for the linky.
Very useful addon to my befroom rig :thumbsup:

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