Seen it? See it again via See Saw

17 February 2010

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All aboard the See Saw, as we while away endless hours watching classic telly online instead of working!

See Saw is the name of a new iPlayer-style video-on-demand website that has launched officially today. ITV aren’t involved so it’s mostly chock full of Channel 4 and Five shows, so there’s a huge glut of cheap-to-make lifestyle shows about clothes, gardens and houses, but there’s also lots of classic comedy and drama as well for the grown-ups.

However, unlike the mighty iPlayer, downloading shows to watch at your leisure is not an option, you can’t watch it via other platforms such as games consoles and cable and there’s just enough ads knocking around for it to be slightly frustrating.

There are a few episodes of shows that have only just broadcast (Neighbours, Hollyoaks, the increasingly-shite Shamleless) but the majority of shows on See Saw are archived, something which iPlayer doesn’t do.

See Saw’s overlords have said they expect to add a further 2,000 hours of content by the end of June, when they plan to start charging for some programming, which is likely to be mostly shows from the US of America. Fingers crossed for every ever episode of Bewitched cropping up there sooner or later.

In the meantime, we’re going to crack on with all 106 episodes of Time Team. See you in a month.

TOPICS:   TV

9 comments

  • Nobby
    > In the meantime, we’re going to crack on with all 106 episodes of Time Team. See you in a month. You should be able to do that many in less than a week. Then Baldrick can come round your house and unearth you from under the pizza boxes.
  • Nobby
    They also have some Eurotrash, or the Camomile Lawn if you are posh. Pass the Kleenex.
  • Bo
    And neighbours and hollyoaks isnt shite?!!...
  • Robert
    First 4 series of Hustle are available!
  • i f.
    # Posted by Bo | February 17th, 2010 at 12:26 pm And neighbours and hollyoaks isnt shite?!!… Your point being?
  • adam t.
    Have started to watch This Life again, one of the few gems from the BBC on there
  • Freeloader
    Do you need a TV license to watch TV on this site?
  • Delenn
    Not having a download option is a major mistake. As someone who spends lots of time in hotels with lousy internet connections, flash streaming is no use to me.
  • Nobby
    Freeloader, no you do not need a license. You do not need a license for iplayer, 4oD, etc.

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