Online web TV provider Zattoo TV has launched a localised version for the UK. For the moment all the BBC channels have been made available (BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC News 24 and BBC Parliament). Up until now the BBC channels were only available from the main Zatto site. Like Joost and Babelgum, ZatttooTV is a P2P broadband streaming web TV service, but offers only traditional television stations.
The first Zattoo P2P online broadcasts began in Switzerland with the 2006 football world championship streamed live to Swiss viewers. Now, Zattoo TV offers over 40 online channels, including the main Swiss public broadcasters, all Spanish national channels, both commercial and public, the German RTL channels and international news services CNN, BBC World, Euronews and Al Jazeera. French public broadcasters, the three national RAI stations and Mediaset channels from Italy, Deutsche Welle TV and ORF from Austria are also available.
Zattoo is built around a peer-to-peer streaming platform developed by leading technologists at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). It is based in San Francisco and maintains an office in Ann Arbor as well as in Zurich, Switzerland. By constantly adding channels, which are all subject to geoblocking, the number should grow to well over 60 in the near future.