TVCatchup swats away legal challenge from ITV
The online telly-streaming website TVCatchup have won a major court case, brought against them by ITV and others and are free to carry on streaming free-to-air channels without being bludgeoned by burly TV giants.
On their site, TVCatchup say that the High Court has announced that the site is “perfectly lawful, and that users of the website can continue to enjoy access to streamed content without the need for aerials, satellite dishes, additional cabling, additional TV sets and so forth.”
The site has almost five million registered users and they say that they can “now resume development of unique features... unhindered by the constant distraction of those broadcasters unwilling or unable to match the quality, convenience and choice enjoyed by users of the site.”
Which is all good news for TVCatchup and online telly-watchers. It remains to be seen what those new features will be and whether the removal of the legal threat will lead to the launch of similar copycat services...