UK On-demand TV services Compared February 2009
Content <ul><li>BBC iPlayer – pg 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Sky Player – pg 4 </li></ul><ul><li>ITV Player – pg 5 </li></ul><ul><...
BBC iPlayer <ul><li>BBC iPlayer  delivers high quality programmes and provides excellent user accessibility, all at no cos...
Sky Player Sky Player offers a wide variety of programmes plus Live TV and Sky Movies as part of an existing TV package. H...
ITV Player <ul><li>ITV Player streams all popular ITV shows plus high demand programmes  </li></ul><ul><li>such as FA Cup ...
Channel4 - 4oD   <ul><li>4oD provides users with multiple options for high quality content available on pre-booking and ca...
BT Vision <ul><li>BT Vision offers a  large catalogue of popular programmes on replay, which can be recorded on  V-box™, a...
Tiscali TV <ul><li>Tiscali On-Demand is the best value on demand service and offers a variety of content  for an additiona...
Demand Five <ul><li>Demand Five offers a mixture of free and paid for programmes. It has a great  </li></ul><ul><li>choice...
<ul><li>Published by Richard Baker </li></ul><ul><li>ANT Software Limited </li></ul><ul><li>www.antplc.com   </li></ul>
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UK On-demand TVs Compared

  1. UK On-demand TV services Compared February 2009
  2. Content <ul><li>BBC iPlayer – pg 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Sky Player – pg 4 </li></ul><ul><li>ITV Player – pg 5 </li></ul><ul><li>4oD – pg 6 </li></ul><ul><li>BT Vision – pg 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Tiscali TV – pg 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Demand Five – pg 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Top UP TV – pg 10 </li></ul>
  3. BBC iPlayer <ul><li>BBC iPlayer delivers high quality programmes and provides excellent user accessibility, all at no cost, making it the best on-demand service in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Content: All BBC broadcast and radio programmes, plus imported and overseas programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Catch up period : 7 days, 30 days for downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Platform availability: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PC/Linux/Mac </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Game consoles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home Media Hubs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobiles (iPhone) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portable Media Players (PMP) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Software requirement: iPlayer Download Manager </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand pricing : Free </li></ul>
  4. Sky Player Sky Player offers a wide variety of programmes plus Live TV and Sky Movies as part of an existing TV package. However, access via different platforms is limited and user registration experience is a little too complicated Content : 500+ films, 1000+ episodes from 25 channels Highlights from Sky Sports Catch up period : 30 Days, 48 hrs for rentals 7 Days for downloads Platform availability : PC/Mac Software requirement: Sky Player Software Advertising: Ads run during live streaming only On-demand pricing : Free for customers with packages ranging from £7.50 - £30 per month, £1 per programme and £2 per film download
  5. ITV Player <ul><li>ITV Player streams all popular ITV shows plus high demand programmes </li></ul><ul><li>such as FA Cup highlights for free, all without the need for registration. </li></ul><ul><li>However, with too many built in ads, it can be off putting to some users. </li></ul><ul><li>Content: All ITV programmes plus highlights from ITV Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Catch up period : 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>48 hours for downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Platform availability : PC/Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Software requirement : Microsoft Silverlight </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising: Ad breaks every 15 min </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand pricing : Free </li></ul>
  6. Channel4 - 4oD <ul><li>4oD provides users with multiple options for high quality content available on pre-booking and catch up service, and requires very little technical skills from users. </li></ul><ul><li>Content: 1000+ programmes and films across all </li></ul><ul><li>C4 channels as part of the 40 Freeview channel package </li></ul><ul><li>Catch up period : 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>48 hours for downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Platform availability: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Software requirement: 4oD </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising: Built-in adverts </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand pricing: Free for streaming, archives and US dramas </li></ul><ul><li>£0.99 per rent, £1.99 per download </li></ul>
  7. BT Vision <ul><li>BT Vision offers a large catalogue of popular programmes on replay, which can be recorded on V-box™, a digital TV recorder. There are some excellent additional services such as Freeview channels and Interactive Games, but accessibility is limited to existing customers only. </li></ul><ul><li>Content: 1,000+ programmes and entertainment content, 40 Freeview channels </li></ul><ul><li>Catch up period : 7 days </li></ul><ul><li>Platform availability : Vbox set-top box </li></ul><ul><li>Software requirement : BT Vision Self Install </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising : none </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand pricing: Free for BT Total broadband package users (£6.85 – £12.72 per month) £1.94 per download </li></ul>
  8. Tiscali TV <ul><li>Tiscali On-Demand is the best value on demand service and offers a variety of content for an additional cost. Tiscali TV also offers additional channels each month with a 30 days cap as well as sports programmes from Setanta. </li></ul><ul><li>Content: Up to 350 programmes, 1,000+ films from 70 channels </li></ul><ul><li>Catch up period: 7 days </li></ul><ul><li>Platform availability: PC/Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Software requirement : web streaming only </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising : none </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand pricing : On-demand packages range from £6 - £15.99, £0.99 per download </li></ul>
  9. Demand Five <ul><li>Demand Five offers a mixture of free and paid for programmes. It has a great </li></ul><ul><li>choice of programmes including a number or popular entertainment shows and </li></ul><ul><li>overseas films, however it can cost more than you bargained for. </li></ul><ul><li>Content: All programmes across Five channel, plus high profile entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Catch up period : 30 days, 48 hrs for downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Platform availability : PC, PMPs and </li></ul><ul><li>TVs with VGA or S-video cable </li></ul><ul><li>Software requirement: My Five Player </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising: Ads before programmes </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand pricing: Free, £0.99-£1.99 for rentals </li></ul>
  10. <ul><li>Published by Richard Baker </li></ul><ul><li>ANT Software Limited </li></ul><ul><li>www.antplc.com </li></ul>

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