Video-on-demand service SeeSaw launched

The Arqiva-owned video on-demand service SeeSaw was launched yesterday.

The venture SeeSaw, which has content deals with BBC Worldwide, Five, Channel 4 and independent production firms which produce content for ITV, will offer more than 3,000 hours of programming.

The newly launched service wants to offer a comprehensive online TV viewing resource for customers to watch their favorite shows and browse library material.

It should be noted here that SeeSaw was created from the technology developed for the BBC Worldwide, ITV and channel 4 IPTV joint video venture Project Kangaroo.

The Competition Commission had blocked the Project Kangaroo, saying it could hurt competition in the market.

Separately, Hulu’s UK launch is suffering further delays as the video aggregator could not reach an agreement over advertising contracts with Channel 4 and Five.