Tvcatchup.com Allows iPhone Users Access to 11 Live TV Channels
A new web site has surfaced that allows users you watch live television via a QuickTime player in Safari. Per Macworld UK, tvcatchup.com allows both iPhone and desktop conputer users to currently watch 11 channels – BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4, Five, BBC Three, Film4, E4, More4, and 4Music.
The desktop site has more channels and the company says in its forums that it is working on bringing more channels to the iPhone site. The Desktop site requires that you register to watch; at this time it is not necessary to register to use the site on the iPhone. The site also works over 3G and WiFi protocols.
Adam Smith, Business Development, TVCatchup told Macworld this afternoon. “The TVCatchup service is independent in that we are not affiliated with any broadcaster. We have developed everything in house.”
“The channels our service carries are licensed where necessary and the current selection is a small representation of the broadcasters we are working with. We are on target to have close to 100 channels on the service by the end of the year, including non free-to-air content.”
“Not all of these channels are cleared for iPhone, but we will definitively be improving on the current 11 channels. The service – website and mobile – is cleared only for UK distribution.”