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Internet TV - Catchup and Live TV

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 broadcasters

 

BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer
(Free

 

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

 

BBC CHANNELS AVAILABLE

BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4
CBBC CBeebies NEWS PARLIAMENT ALBA S4C
RADIO1
Radio 1 has a TV channel

 

 

TV Programs available for 30 days* after first being shown.
 
*6/10/2014:
Increased from 7 to 30 days
 

BBC Radio channels are also available - both recorded programs, podcasts to download and listen to offline and live radio.
 
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.
 

ITV Player

ITV Player
(Free)

 

www.itv.com/itvplayer

 

ITV CHANNELS AVAILABLE

ITV1
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
CITV
ITVBe
 

 

 

TV Programs available for 30 days after first being shown.

  

 

 

 

 

ITV Catch Up


ITV Catch Up
In December 2008 the ITV CatchUp service became
ITV Player

4oD - Channel 4 Catch Up

ALL 4 - 4oD - 4 Catch Up
(Free)

 

www.channel4.com/programmes/catchup

 

C4 CHANNELS AVAILABLE

Channel 4
E4
More4
4Seven
4Music
 

 

 

TV Programmes available for 30 days after first being shown.
 

30th March 2015

4oD is evolving and will soon become All 4

All 4 TV - New in 2015
'All 4' will have catch up, free 'box sets' of popular series and live streaming of C4 channels.


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.

 

Channel 5 FIVE On Demand

Demand FIVE
(Free)

 

www.channel5.com/demand5

 

 

5  FIVE USA  FIVE STAR [FIVE* 5STAR]

 

[March 2011 FIVER rebranded as Five* / Five Star]

 

TV Programs available for 30 days after first being shown.
 

 

Dave TV on demand - Catchup for Dave

DAVE TV
(Free)

 

www.dave.uktv.co.uk/on-demand

 

 

The home of witty banter
Dave TV catch up service has a selection of their most popular programmes.

 

UKTV-PLAY Catchup for REALLY and YESTERDAY

Along with Dave, UKTV Play also have selection of programs from REALLY and YESTERDAY available on catch up.

 

REALLY (Free)
Catch up for REALLY tv
 

YESTERDAY (Free)

Catch up for YESTERDAY tv

 

Quest TV on demand

QUEST TV
(Free)

 

www.questtv.co.uk

 

 

Catch up with Quest On- demand
Watch full episodes of some of Quest's most popular TV programmes.

 

 

BBC iPlayer HELP page and service status

iPlayer Help

iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv

 

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
iPlayer LIVE RESTART - rewind live TV online for free

 

 

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

Viewing BBC iPlayer on a second monitor

BBC iPlayer using two screens...

 The BBC iPlayer streams TV using FLV (FLV: Flash Video / Adobe Flash Player) which doesn't allow full-screen viewing on one monitor while using the other screen in a dual monitor set up.

  

As soon as you start using your main monitor, 'full screen mode' exits on the other screen!

 

View my iPlayer viewing tip to get around this problem...
 
(Since writing, this issue has been resolved by Adobe - but the 'zoom' tips are still useful for viewing video at comfortable sizes.)

 

NB:
Viewing TV using these online providers is for residents in the UK.

  

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