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TVCatchup suspended

February 19, 2008

The TV recording site has had its service suspended after complaints from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Channel Five.

TVCatchup launched in trial last year, allowing users to record offline TV shows, watch them online and share copies with other members. The UK-focused site immediately attracted the concern of broadcasters, which have invested millions of pounds in their own web TV catch-up services.

A note posted on the site over the weekend said the web hosting company terminated the TV service on February 15, and that management assumed this was as a result of requests from broadcasters.

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