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Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

By 17 February 2010

The Seesaw online TV service has now launched into open beta after a successful closed beta has seen testing with around 20,000 users. Like an ad-funded version of the BBC's iPlayer service, Seesaw offers programming from the Beeb, Channel 4 and Five... >>

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First Look: SeeSaw review

By 27 January 2010

You know iPlayer? It's good isn't it? The trouble is  that you can only get BBC programmes on it, which is okay if you like BBC programmes, but what if you don't? What if you want to watch Channel 4 or Five shows? In steps SeeSaw. SeeSaw has been born... >>

Seesaw offers up beta invites

Seesaw offers up beta invites

By 19 January 2010

Seesaw reckons it can change the way you watch TV. It's a small team under the umbrella of media giant Arqiva, which has taken the mantle (and technology) from the ill-fated Project Kangaroo to aggregate content from BBC Worldwide, ITV.com and Channel... >>

Project Kangaroo killed by Competiton Commission

Project Kangaroo killed by Competiton Commission

By 4 February 2009

Project Kangaroo has been blocked by the Competition Commission. The online TV project - a joint venture between ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide - has been deemed "too much of a threat to competition in this developing market". The Project had previously... >>

Project Kangaroo tweaks plans for Competition Commission

Project Kangaroo tweaks plans for Competition Commission

By 23 December 2008

Project Kangaroo has volunteered to dump plans to jointly sell catch-up and archive shows to rivals, so that it can get regulator approval to launch. ITV, BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 - the broadcasters involved in the venture - argue that by changing... >>

Project Kangaroo deemed anti-competitive

Project Kangaroo deemed anti-competitive

By 3 December 2008

A serious spanner has been thrown in the works for Project Kangaroo, the joint video on demand service from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as it has failed to gain approval from the Competition Commission. The regulator has ruled that the scheme, that would... >>

Project Kangeroo bounces back

Project Kangeroo bounces back

By 17 November 2008

It may have just lost its chief exec to Microsoft, but Project Kangeroo is readying for launch. Ashley Highfield announced he was leaving the BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 joint initiative after only 6 months in the job, but, although no permanent... >>

Ashley Highfield quits Project Kangaroo

Ashley Highfield quits Project Kangaroo

By 11 November 2008

Ashley Highfield, the chief executive of Project Kangaroo, the BBC/ITV/Channel 4 broadband TV joint venture, is to leave the endeavour before it launches. Project Kangaroo was due to launch at Christmas, but has been delayed until mid-2009 at the earliest,... >>

Google backs Project Kangaroo

Google backs Project Kangaroo

By 19 August 2008

As the Office of Fair Trading launched its investigation into the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 joint video on demand service, Project Kangaroo, ITV chairman Michael Grade grumbled in a letter about how "non-UK companies like Google and Apple are free to build... >>

Project Kangaroo investigation delayed

Project Kangaroo investigation delayed

By 11 August 2008

The Competition Commission is currently investigating Project Kangaroo - the joint video on demand project from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. However it seems that the investigation is now being held up by none other than one of the teams championing it.... >>