Lars Felber, Elgato’s Product Marketing Manager, told Electric Pig that live TV on the iPhone is high on their agenda.
“We’re asked a lot about that,” he said. “We could make a Freeview adapter for iPhone. One that draws power from the battery and has an aerial. But the phone would need to convert the MPEG stream. That’s a lot of work, so it’s far better to stream it.”
Elgato’s solution would work in a similar way to Sling Media’s Slingbox, but instead of needing a new set-top box, you’d simply plug one of the company’s USB TV tuners into your Mac at home, and let it re-compress the signal for iPhone, before streaming it over the web.