Watch TV online in the UK with internet 'catch up' services
The logos below link to the online (over the internet) websites of these UK TV Freeview broadcasters
BBC CHANNELS AVAILABLE
BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4
CBBC CBeebies NEWS PARLIAMENT ALBA S4C
RADIO1 Radio 1 has a TV channel
Programs available for 30 days* after first being shown.
Ofcom gave permission to increase this to 1 year.
Increased from 7 to 30 days
BBC Radio channels are also available - both recorded programs,
podcasts to download and listen to offline and
LIVE TV -
BBC iPlayer also allows live streaming of all the BBC TV channels as well as the catch up service.
Here's a useful link to access BBC live channels:
ON NOW: bbc.co.uk/tv
This page also links to a full TV guide.
1/9/2016 TV Licence
The law changed and a TV licence is now required to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.
ITV CHANNELS AVAILABLE
TV Programs available for 30 days after first being shown.
ITV Player became ITV Hub
ITV Catch Up
In December 2008 the ITV CatchUp service became
ALL 4 - 4oD - 4 Catch Up
C4 CHANNELS AVAILABLE
Film4 (*NEW* Oct 2019!)
Programmes available for 30 days after first being shown.
30th March 2015
4oD has become All 4
'All 4' has catch up, free 'box sets' of popular series and live streaming of C4 channels.
Before All 4!
C4 Catchup is now called 4oD
'4 on Demand' - now 'All 4'
4oD was originally a P2P program you installed but it is now a streaming service like the other TV players.
5 FIVE USA FIVE STAR SPIKE
[February 2016 Demand5 rebranded as My5]
[March 2011 FIVER rebranded as Five* / Five Star]
Programs available for 30 days after first being shown.
The home of witty banter
Dave TV catch up service has a selection of their most popular programmes.
Along with Dave, UKTV Play also have selection of programs from
YESTERDAY and DRAMA available on catch up.
The free streaming
service for: QUEST, REALLY,
QUEST RED, FOOD NETWORK,
DMAX & HOME
QuestOD became dplay.
Catch up with Quest On- Demand
Watch full episodes of some of Quest's most popular TV programmes.
Online TV Guides are available from Freeview, RadioTimes, BBC, ITV & C4: TV Guides
A useful BBC service status and general iPlayer help page.
Reports on "latest programme issues", downloads availability and information on different devices - mobile, tablet, PC.
The BBC used to have an iPlayer diagnostics and speed test page - that was removed and I'm guessing replaced by these 'help' pages.
Rewind Live TV on iPlayer
You can now rewind live TV on BBC iPlayer or restart a live TV programme! You can go back within the last 2 hours of live TV - works well! This feature was launched 19th June 2012
View a list of UK Freeview
A Freeview channel list showing HD and +1 channel numbers with links to the TV providers' website etc.
Tips on: Improving your Broadband connection
FILMS available on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub,
Channel 5 On Demand & Film4 for FREE via catch up
The TV catch up players have some (but not all, due to copyright) films available to watch online. The links below take you to the BBC/ITV/C5/Film4 websites searching for available films:
26/10/2019 - Channel 4's Film4 now has films available
on catch up as well as live streaming via website or app.