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Archive:List of channels on TVCatchup (UK)

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The current TVCatchup logo

TVCatchup was a free ad-based internet TV platform, which despite its name, re-broadcasted live FTA TV channels that could be received on mobiles, tablets, media centres, laptops & PCs. It did not use channel numbers (LCNs).

From 17 September 2013 the service returned to its roots by providing access to 'catch-up TV' via BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5, for its web version only. On 2 October 2013 TVCatchup announced the removal of 21 channels from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 including time-shifts pending a high court case. The main PSB channels from these broadcasters remain though. TVCatchup as a substitute, provided links to the respective broadcaster's own live streams and said that they would seek to restore the channels over time by 'negotiating acceptable terms' with the broadcasters. TVCatchup shut down for the final time in 2019 after an EU copyright ruling in 2017.

Line-up below is taken from the service's website on 26 December 2016.

Channel name Logo Owner/parent company Notes
BBC One BBC One 2006.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
BBC Two BBC Two 2007.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
ITV ITV 2013.svg ITV plc
Channel 4 Channel 4 2015.svg Channel 4 Television Corporation
Channel 5 Channel 5.svg Viacom
BBC News BBC News 2013.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
CBBC CBBC 2016.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
CBeebies CBeebies 2002.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
BBC Four BBC Four 2002.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
Quest Quest.svg Discovery Inc.
Viva Viva UK.svg Viacom
BBC Parliament BBC Parliament 2008.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
RT English RT.svg ANO TV-Novosti
BBC Red Button BBC Red Button 2015.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
Community Channel Community Channel.svg The Community Channel
S4C S4C.svg S4C Authority
BBC Alba BBC Alba 2008.svg British Broadcasting Corporation
TV Warehouse TV Warehouse.svg Canis Media
QVC QVC 2014.svg Qurate Retail Group
QVC Beauty QVC Beauty 2014.svg Qurate Retail Group
QVC Style QVC Style 2014.svg Qurate Retail Group
QVC Extra QVC Extra 2014.svg Qurate Retail Group
Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera.svg Al Jazeera Media Network
CCTV News CCTV News.png China Media Group
Ideal World Ideal World 2000.svg Ideal World Ltd
Ideal Extra Ideal Extra 2010.png Ideal World Ltd
Create & Craft Create and Craft.svg Ideal World Ltd
Craft Extra Ideal World Ltd
Millenium TV Does not appear in TV guide - available from front page
Sail TV Does not appear in TV guide - available from front page

List of removed channels

Date for some removals are rounded to nearest archive on the Wayback Machine.

Channel name Logo Removal date Removal reason
Men & Motors Men & Motors.svg 02/04/10 Ceased broadcasting
Sky Sports News Sky Sports News 2009.svg 23/08/10 Left Freeview and became a pay channel