Makayama have released a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, intended to make finding video content from broadcast TV channels more straightforward. The plainly-named Television claims access to fifty shows from thirty channels on-demand (rather than live). However, Television doesn’t actually host the shows; instead, it ” is designed to help you find videos and information that resides on sites not owned or controlled by Makayama”.
Channels from the USA, UK, France and Germany are available, including CNBC, Comedy Central and highlights from the BBC. Of course, since Makayama don’t actually host the shows, they could disappear at any time; in fact, they warn that “Content offering may vary and channels may be withdrawn without prior notice”.
Streaming via 3G is not possible, only using your WiFi connection. Television costs $2.99 to buy from the Apple AppStore, either directly on your iPhone/iPod touch or via iTunes on your computer.