TVCatchup, the popular live UK television streaming service, has added genuine catch-up television shows to its platform in the form of official support for BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.

Its linear TV service will continue, but links to each of the major broadcaster's own catch-up content is incorporated within the online platform's structure. At first this will be just for its browser portal, but plans are to roll out the support to the mobile and tablet apps in "due course".

"Just as we stream the best selection of linear channels in the UK, we are also bringing together the best collection of on-demand TV programmes. Viewers today want one place to find all they want to watch and we're making it easy for broadcasters to reach their public," said Alex Guest, marketing director at TVCatchup.

TVCatchup is available to access for free at There are also apps available for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.