In our new office I would like to allow some people to view satellite channels by setting up a streaming server and then allowing clients on different OSes (Windows, Linux & Mac) to view this stream in an application preferably VLC.
At one time there will be a maximum of 10 clients viewing the stream.
I also want to enable clients to change the channel.
I have two satellite dishes and their analogue lines running to my server room. What are my options here? As far as I know I have 2 main options:
1- Use 2 Dreambox(es) and stream to clients. But I heard they have a lot of issues when changing channels, and they tend to be slow
2- Setup a small server with minimal hardware and install two DVB cards. I highly prefer if I can run this under Linux. What cards should I get? and what software is out there to run this kind of setup.