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Streaming Live TV content over Network

I'm developing an application to view certain content on a large panel display. I need to add Live TV content to this. I've tried several online streaming services, but none are 100% reliable, so I'm looking for a Device (Maybe slingbox or similar), that can take the TV signal (either digital, or analog from a decoder), and then stream this across the network, so that I can view it either in a HTML page, or as raw media.

Has anyone had experience streaming TV content across a network, and what devices are available to do this?

I suppose a TV Tuner card with something like ORB2 would suffice, but I'm after a better solution that would run stand alone(ie no PC required to stream the media).

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The thing I've noticed with the slingbox is it uses proprietry encoding 'SlingStream' to transmit the media. So, only slingplayer can be used play the content, and only a single player can connect at a single time.

The problem with this is that I need the media to be received by the Server, then made available to all clients, in either a native media format (WMV, MP4 etc..), so that the clients (Silverlight), can play the media. The other option I have is to somehow stream the media to a HTML page, and use the silverlight Webbrowser control to display the HTML page with the streaming media playing.

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I found this source, that I can play on the Silverlight Webbrowser control window:

http://skyplayer.sky.com/vod/page/detachedSampleStream.do
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