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    TVCatchup claim to be in a great position after ruling

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      TVCatchup claim to be in a great position after ruling

      BBC - Newsbeat - TVCatchup claim to be in a great position after ruling
      TVCatchup says it is "in a great position to grow" following a high court ruling forcing it to stop some of its services.

      The TV streaming service, which allows users to watch TV channels live online, faced legal action from broadcasters.

      A ruling now bans TVCatchup from streaming ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 over mobile networks.

      Those channels and several others are still available through the TVCatchup website and on mobile devices via WiFi.

      In addition, the court told TVCatchup that it cannot stream certain digital channels on its web-based service.

      Users watching channels including ITV2, E4, Film4 and More4 will now be re-directed to their homepages.

      A total of 11 channels have been removed from TVCatchup's iOS and Android apps.

      A message on the app says the service hopes to restore these channels as well as add new ones in the future.

      TVCatchup told Newsbeat that the ruling won't have too much of an impact.

      The statement read: "The loss of certain channels accounts for a small percentage of our viewing figures, although preservation of choice remains important to us."

      In a previous statement on its website, TVCatchup said of the changes: "We enjoy excellent relationships with most of those whose content we carry, but this sadly hasn't proved to be the case with all of the public service broadcasters."

      TVCatchup claims to have nearly 10 million active users.

      The service's statement to Newsbeat also said that "we fully comply with our legal obligations."


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      Re: TVCatchup claim to be in a great position after ruling

      Another example of companies putting profit before ease of use for the customer, they are just jealous they couldn't provide freeview over internet this seamlessly first.

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      Re: TVCatchup claim to be in a great position after ruling

      Perhaps if they were to supply suitable feeds to TVCatchup things could be far better.

      I can understand the gripes about advertising, but let's face it, even the BBC iPlayer stream London's content. 4oD doesn't have any live content on my Android phone, however Sky customers can get a live feed via Sky Go. The ITV Player insists on you putting in your postcode but you could put anything in. Again it has not live content.

      Finally Demand 5 also have no live content.

      So I guess the kick back is that they all loose out due to loss of viewers.

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      Re: TVCatchup claim to be in a great position after ruling

      i dont know about the Demand 5. looking forward to know more about this.

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      Re: TVCatchup claim to be in a great position after ruling

      Quote Originally Posted by tashalb View Post
      i dont know about the Demand 5. looking forward to know more about this.
      Just go here - Demand 5 | Channel 5

      Don't know if you will get it in Bangladesh though, you may need a UK proxy.

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