SeeSaw launches second generation TV service to customers
A while back, people in tellyland breathlessly muttered about Project Kangaroo. Then they realised the name was shit and then it hit all kinds of legal problems and couldn't get its sorry arse off the ground. Then, it re-emerged as SeeSaw and now, it has launched a paid-for service with 1,000 hours of programming from 99p per episode up to £17.99 for a series.
SeeSaw has done deals with Comedy Central and MTV so it isn't all bog-standard streaming from terrestrial channels.
Customers will effectively be able to rent individual episodes or full series of their favourite TV shows, as well as continue to access over 3,000 hours of free TV. There'll be loads of classic BBC shows on, but I really can't be bothered telling you what they are, by virtue of the fact that you can probably guess.
SeeSaw will be doing further deals with studios, taking the amount of programming on offer to over 5,000 hours of brain-melting television.
Pierre-Jean Sebert, CEO SeeSaw commented: “Today’s announcement marks the next phase in the evolution of the UK’s most exciting online TV service. Since launch, SeeSaw has connected with one million TV lovers across the UK with a mixture of great content, a high quality viewing experience and simplicity of use. Going forward, we are confident that our blend of free and premium programming will enhance the appeal of SeeSaw to both viewers and advertisers.”
This news comes on the back of the Office of Fair Trading stating that they will not investigate Project Canvas over competition issues. As none of the partners was contributing a "pre-existing business" to Project Canvas, the OFT ruled that it "did not have the jurisdiction" to investigate the venture on competition grounds.
Sky and Virgin will be punching themselves into comas as we speak.
The service is available at www.seesaw.com