Throw Out The Telly!

With apologies to international readers (or at least those unable to geospoof), I thought it was time for a round up of how the top UK broadcasters are faring with their internet TV efforts.

ITV - have played a quick game of catch up and now offer a reasonable streaming service. ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 have simulcast and lots of full archive programmes such as Morse, Prime Suspect and Cracker are available for free without registration:
They also offer an excellent scheduled and on demand local TV service at

Channel 4 also has a simulcast service at:
and a free and paid for on demand service called 4OD with both streaming and download content. All their services require registration:

Five is far poorer with some pathetic YouTube clips and a paid for downloads only featuring CSI and Grey's Anatomy:

The BBC has a seven day streaming catch up and thirty day download catch up of most domestically produced shows through their improving iPlayer initiative:

BBC News 24 is available simulcast (you may need to access via

Last, and very much least is UKTV who have practically nothing apart from programme trailers.

Meanwhile, in Wales, S4C viewers can watch on demand videos:
And a simulcast of S4C:

A pretty impressive roundup, considering that there was little apart from programme trailers available just a year ago. I think it might just be time to throw out the telly and settle down in front of the PC.