ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have struck licensing deals with live streaming platform TVPlayer to simulcast the broadcasters’ free to air channels across a full range of devices including desktops, mobiles, tablets, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
The agreement sees TVPlayer licensing the Public Service Broadcasters’ free to air channels for the first time, with the channels ITV 1, ITV 2, ITV 3, ITV 4, ITV Be, CITV, Channel 4, More4, 4Seven, Channel 5, 5STAR and Spike available on the platform this summer.
In addition to live streaming over wired Internet and WiFi, TVPlayer has also licensed 3G and 4G rights for all channels.
TVPlayer, with over one million viewers per month, is a popular online TV platform which streams live TV across multiple devices from some of the UK’s most notable free-to-air broadcasters and pay-TV channels. Following this deal, TVPlayer will offer over 100 channels.
Adam Smith, Founder of TVPlayer, said: “This is a significant move for the growth of our platform. Adding the UK’s key commercial broadcasters to our growing portfolio is a major benefit to our viewers as TVPlayer provides some of the UK’s best channels in one app. Through our growing platform, broadcasters not only enjoy direct access to a younger demographic, they are also able to reach even wider audiences”