SeeSaw: New catch-up TV service

Cleverly-named SeeSaw is a new catch-up TV service with content from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five. While much of the content is already available on the respective broadcasters’ own on-demand services, it’s nice to have everything in one place.

The site boasts a slick user interface that’s a pleasure to use, and I found the picture quality to be very good with no buffering problems to speak of.


Clearly the site has to make money somehow, and in SeeSaw’s case it’s through video advertisements embedded into the programmes you watch, something that commercial TV viewers are used to seeing.

SeeSaw have future plans to licence programmes from a wider range of broadcasters, which will enhance the service’s appeal.

Interestingly a TV licence is not required to use on-demand services such as SeeSaw – you are only legally obliged to buy a ┬áTV licence if you watch broadcast TV.