SeeSaw IPTV service
New IPTV video-on-demand service will show seven-day catch-up TV from Channel 4, Channel 5 and BBC Worldwide

Today sees the launch of internet video-on-demand service SeeSaw, with more than 3000 hours of programming including popular series such as Neighbours, Hollyoaks and Skins.

The service has been built by SeeSaw owner Arqiva, the broadcast transmission company, from the assets of BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4's defunct Project Kangaroo IPTV service.

SeeSaw has content deals for seven-day catch-up programming with Channel 4 and Channel 5, but not ITV. The VoD service will also show archive programming from BBC Worldwide and some ITV programmes from independent producers.

Viewers can watch progarmmes on SeeSaw for free, and the company is promising no display advertising and few ads within programmes, with commercials focused on the pre- and mid-roll video slots.

The company says it expects to add a further 2000 hours of content by the end of June, when it plans to start charging for some programmes, most likely US shows.

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