The Democracy TV broadcasting platform is about to be renamed as Miro after about a year and a half of development. Over the past year, Democracy users had been plagued by constant updates as work on developing Miro continued under its guise. First impressions of Miro are good according to NewTeeVee who tested it out saying:
The near-final Miro build I’ve played with for the last three days is easy to use. Once you’ve got your favorites all queued up you can sit back and enjoy full-screen internet TV. My biggest complaint is about search and discovery – it’s limited to indexes of video-sharing sites.
Unlike Joost, Miro will not be limited by the number of channels available – it aggregates channels from around the internet grouped by subject and topic. At the moment, the channel list stands at 1,500 but a consequence of this is that the TV guide is apparently painfully slow to load. One particularly cool feature is that it will download BitTorrent RSS feeds automatically meaning this truly opens up the audiovisual waves in true democratic spirit.