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TVCatchup Never Miss a Show (FREE)

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6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
TVCatchup is an internet television service for viewing certain UK channels from free-to-air digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasters live without the use of a television receiver. The service re-broadcasts BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five and free to air Sky channels. Initially the legality of the service was questioned causing it to be suspended. The service was relaunched minus the network PVR functionality offering a roster of TV channels upon free registration. As the service permits the viewing of live television channels a TV licence is required. The service is only accessible in the United Kingdom. The service is funded by advertising, with a pre-roll advertisements preceding the live channel stream.


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http://www.tvcatchup.com/channels.html

Now works on the iPad!
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#1
Now works on the iPad!
#2
Yeah, I was going to re-post this soon myself but was waiting for the announcement that it is to support a lot more mobile handsets, currently in testing...

http://forums.tvcatchup.com/showthread.php?t=8104
#3
Why is this called catchup?
I can only watch what is on at the moment. :x:?
#4
Jumpingphil
Why is this called catchup?
I can only watch what is on at the moment. :x:?


It initially started out as a PVR service but was withdrawn and re-launched as a live service, see here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVCatchup
#5
tajinderd;8763099
Now works on the iPad!

never heard of an ipad? what is it, a tampon?
#6
Old Old News
#7
cruisecars
Old Old News


maybe for some, but not for others...
#8
Not a bad idea, particularly as it's free, but the quality ain't great. Looks Ok on the iPhone, but on the ipad's larger higher res screen it looks awful!
2 Likes #9
In the latest issue of Webuser, there's an aricle about 'online TV'

As well as this company, other ones to consider are :
[url]www.seesaw.co.uk[/url]
http://video.uk.msn.com
[url]www.viewtv.co.uk[/url]
[url]www.tv.com[/url]
[url]www.tvduck.com[/url]
[url]www.google.com/tv[/url]
[url]www.blinkbox.com[/url]

Just thought this might be of interest.

I have TVCatchup on my Pc, as it was mentioned on this site a few months ago
#10
none of them work at uni :(
#11
Cold.

Been around for ages, old news.
#12
F1_Fanatic
Cold.

Been around for ages, old news.



As stated in post #8.
But as stated in post #9, not everyone knows about it.

I didn't.
#13
paddymcn
It initially started out as a PVR service but was withdrawn and re-launched as a live service, see here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVCatchup


yeah and it was much better :( but the broadcasters are annoying
#14
CReilly
none of them work at uni :(


can use a VPN to bypass your uni's security
#15
shadowdogg;8766709
can use a VPN to bypass your uni's security


a what? :thinking:
#16
siksik6
Not a bad idea, particularly as it's free, but the quality ain't great. Looks Ok on the iPhone, but on the ipad's larger higher res screen it looks awful!


Easy solution to that problem, use something with some processing power and a hardware spec that isnt out dated by a few years already!

been using it since the early days handy free service thats quite reliable if you want higher quality get a usb tv card, sorry i forgot your paid stupid money for a device lacking in such basic features
#17
this work on android ?
#18
fawcett
be4 any1 has a go this was posted over 4 months ago @ http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/579968/tvcatchup-never-miss-a-show


then again a few weeks after that, and then a few weeks after that, etc etc and then again just last week.
#19
yeah... this needs android support!
#20
shadowdogg
can use a VPN to bypass your uni's security


eh now? We are on resnet and it makes a fair few things not work. I can't use webcam on msn (but skype works ok), I get huge lag on internet games (like football manager) and download managers dont work (very annoying because I use rapidshare a lot and putting all the links in individually is a right pain in the ****!).
#21
deathtrap3000
then again a few weeks after that, and then a few weeks after that, etc etc and then again just last week.


Oh really? Got any links 'cos I can't find them. :thumbsup:
#22
been using this now for a while . mainly in work you can watch it on your computer with your head phone on in one ear so no one can notice.
would be good for the world cup for those people stuck in work
#23
siksik6;8766080
Not a bad idea, particularly as it's free, but the quality ain't great. Looks Ok on the iPhone, but on the ipad's larger higher res screen it looks awful!
Not got an iPad, but it is fine on my PC with a 22" monitor.
#24
I tried to watch some TV channels last night and didnt seem to work for me. (and thought the week)
#25
cruisecars
Old Old News
It might be old news but some of us didnt know about it. Sky problems so it is very welcome HOT HOT VERY HOT :-D
#26
siksik6
Not a bad idea, particularly as it's free, but the quality ain't great. Looks Ok on the iPhone, but on the ipad's larger higher res screen it looks awful!

i DONT AGREE RES ON MY PUTER IS SUPERB :whistling:
#27
royals
never heard of an ipad? what is it, a tampon?


nah, a tampon holds more than an ipad.
#28
its great on my comp never had any probs at all :roll:
#29
just found this put on their forum today
In advance of the World Cup, we are pleased to announce that we are starting to test both low and high quality TVCatchup streams.

The low quality (350kb/s) and high quality (1500kb/s) will compliment the existing standard quality (750kb/s) and will mean that all members have the very best viewing experience.

If you would like to help us test the new stream sizes, just select the "Low" or "High" quality tab from the Channels page. The options will appear this weekend.

We will be working on the streams over the next few weeks to iron out any bugs in advance of June 11th!
#30
Ive been using Zattoo whioch does pretty much thge same job
#31
Error when signup
suspended#32
Again? .... seriously? :oops:
#33
I'm certain this gets posted every week on here. Is it too difficult to do a search before posting?

In any case, don't expect the best service from them. I'm on a 24MB connection, of which I connect at 23.5. I can download at around 2.5 to 2.75MB/s but somehow when looking at my connection graphs when streaming, it's not fluid. It downloads at 100kB/s for 5 seconds, then drops. Rinse and repeat every 5 seconds. As such, I haven't watched one episode / film without the buffering nonsense that we all experienced in the 90's.

Not bad if you need to use this service, but if you have a televison set nearby, I'd opt for that.
#34
I find Zattoo to be easier to use. Need to download app first.

http://zattoo.com/
suspended#36


lol.... yeah all of those and more.... this shouldn't get hot... it's so old news and has been posted to death.
suspended#37
.....
#38
fawcett
be4 any1 has a go this was posted over 4 months ago @ http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/579968/tvcatchup-never-miss-a-show


deathtrap3000
then again a few weeks after that, and then a few weeks after that, etc etc and then again just last week.


Jumpingphil
Oh really? Got any links 'cos I can't find them. :thumbsup:





So you posted the one that the OP mentioned 4 months and a bit ago.
Then there is one post since then mentioning it's available on the iphone.
The rest are older than 4 months ago so don't count.
That is hardly "then again a few weeks after that, and then a few weeks after that, etc etc and then again just last week" now is it? :?


And we all know how bad the search function is on here.
And if people don't format / spell their postings consistently, then that would make it even harder to find previous posts.

Seems enough people on here have said they didn't know about this to warrant a re-post. :thumbsup:
#39
Jumpingphil
Seems enough people on here have said they didn't know about this to warrant a re-post. :thumbsup:
Thats what was said in the thread last week.
You're always gonna get people who didnt know about it.
#40
Good stuff, I didn't know about it.

Means I can watch stuff on my lappie when the misses puts crap american reality shows on without having to go to the bedroom.

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