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SeeSaw closes internet TV video-on-demand website

SeeSaw

Streaming internet television (IPTV) service SeeSaw has been shut down after initially being saved from closure by a group of investors in July.

Criterion Capital Partners led an investment consortium, including former Channel 4 chief executive Michael Jackson, which took a majority stake in the business during the summer.

At the time the deal was said to be worth around £10m. But experts say the business was squeezed out by bigger players in the online video market.

SeeSaw was created from the ashes of the aborted catch-up TV platform known as Project Kangaroo in February 2010 by media services company Arqiva.

The website had been online less than two years, offering content from BBC Worldwide, Channel 4, Channel Five and several production companies.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.