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I wrote a blog post two weeks ago about SeeSaw, the new television on demand service – mainly for archive content.
This service, currently in a limited invite only beta, is born out of the ashes of the rejected Project Kangaroo – planned by BBC, ITV & C4 but rejected by the BBC Trust.
When I first got my invite I was very excited by it, but I was instantly confronted by a message telling me it wasn’t available in the Channel Islands (well I think it said my location).
This was down to rights reasons, they didn’t have permission from the various rights holders (even though all the same shows were available through 4OD and Demand five for the islands) to make it available in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man – independent territories that have to be negotiated separately.
Then I got a message this morning to tell me that they’ve now managed to negotiate rights to make their shows available to the islands – which was a nice thing to read after a day flying to and from London.
It said: “We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve recently acquired the rights to show programmes in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
“You should now be able to join in the fun and watch your favourite programmes on SeeSaw.”
Which more than made my day and – I’ve tried it and it works brilliantly. This puts SeeSaw, even though it is still in invite only beta – well ahead of all the rest as it is the ONLY multi-network service available in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
There is nothing better than getting a new TV series DVD and sitting down with a bucket of junk food, a big bottle of coke and settling in for a night long tv marathon.
I don’t think there are many people who actually believe the BBC will continue to be primarily funded by the licence fee forever – there are many reasons why this won’t happen and I can’t be arsed to go into them now.