SeeSaw pay-TV site launches

SeeSaw, the VOD website born from the ashes of the failed Project Kangaroo, has launched a paid-for service with 1,000 hours of programming from 99p per episode up to £17.99 for a series.

SeeSaw has unveiled 1,000 hours of new content as part of its subscription offering, including new deals with Comedy Central and BBC Worldwide for programmes It is also being reported that a deal has been struck with Disney to allow users to rent programming including Lost and Ugly Betty.

The company has launched a rental model that will allow single programmes to be rented for up to 30 days with 48 hours for viewing to be completed once a show has started to be watched. For whole series, viewers will have 90 days rental and 48 hours to complete the viewing of each episode.

Charges are between 99p and £1.19 per episode. For a series, prices will vary widely from £3.99 to £17.99 depending on the number of episodes in the series and how recently the programme has aired on TV.

The VOD operator, which is owned by Arqiva, officially launched in February offering 3,000 hours of free programming including Home and Away, Neighbours and Hollyoaks. This programming will remain free.

SeeSaw, which aims to be a 'one-stop shop' for online TV programming, is planning to increase the amount of content to 5,000 hours and is already looking at widening its distribution beyond PCs.

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