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Playing live on Monday, Kyte.TV

If you like Twitter, then there is a good chance you are going to like, a new service being launched on Monday by San Francisco-based Decentral. The service allows anyone to publishing their own “television channels” which are available on mobiles, personal computers and eventually television. This is the latest start-up to capitalize on the MeTV trend.

In an earlier post NewTeeVee wrote:

Users snap a video (or a photo) with their camera/video phone and then send an email with the attached file to their Kyte account, and a few seconds later the video is transcoded and playing on your channel for all to see. If you do have a compatible phone (or live outside the U.S.) you’ll be able to do cool things like life-streaming, where your phone takes a picture at a set interval and broadcasts it on your account — a real-life stop-motion film.

Decentral raised $2.25 million in funding from Draper Richards, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Atomico (Skype-founder Niklas Zennström’s fund), and Ron Conway. If you can’t wait wait till Monday, then GigaOM readers can click here and use the invite code “gigakyte.”

7 Responses to “Playing live on Monday, Kyte.TV”

  1. By golly, this looks fantastic. What a great twist: Twitteresque indeed.

    Only issue is their Flash detection code seems a bit spotty for Safari on MacOS X. I’ve sent them an email, we’ll see where it leads. Could be because I’m using a WebKit nightly however, think they’ll support that? :D