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RE
Rex (previously MetalGearRex) London London
UKTV and TVPlayer have well, fell out of favour with each other and have taken all of their channels off the service.



REEEEEEEEE
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I don't think UKTV did themselves any favours with the restrictions placed on their content. Like ITV, I suspect they wanted more from TVPlayer in carriage fees.

The other reason may be that UKTV (or what is left of it) may be ready to relaunch UKTV Player as a paid service with live streams of the premium channels.

I see they've finally launched Chromecast support, only behind the paywall though.
Last edited by London Lite on 26 March 2019 11:38pm - 2 times in total
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I guess TVPlayer must be making money - I swear the only place I ever heard about it until very recently was the a516digital blog.
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LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I guess TVPlayer must be making money - I swear the only place I ever heard about it until very recently was the a516digital blog.


Scroll to the bottom.

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/08284946/TVPLAYER-LIMITED/companies-house-data
MI
Michael
Ooof.

9 days later

BE
benriggers Meridian (South) Oxford
Freesports has left TVPlayer.
https://support.tvplayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024587412-Channel-Changes-Freesports-removal-6th-March-2019
"They don't want your name, just your number"
JF
JetixFann450 STV Central Reporting Scotland
Yikes. TVPlayer seems to be having it rough, won't be long til' they're in administration.
Do you even read these?

10 days later

NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
shame.
BE
benriggers Meridian (South) Oxford
Globo now gone too (due to low usage and contract expired)
https://support.tvplayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026738472-CHANNEL-CHANGES-Globo-no-longer-on-TVPlayer-from-30th-April-

and both Ginx and Fail Army gone as well:
https://support.tvplayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026507511-Channel-Changes-Ginx-and-Fail-Army
"They don't want your name, just your number"
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
As suspected, UKTV Player have now added the live streams of the Freeview channels, including those which have been sold to Discovery on the desktop version, which were previously on TVPlayer.

TVPlayer still have contracts with Viacom, A+E Networks and Discovery, however if Viacom was also to leave, that'd leave them with most of their pay tv entertainment gone.

8 days later

BE
benriggers Meridian (South) Oxford
Didn't post this at the time (sorry) but CNN and QVC are also gone too.

https://support.tvplayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022834152-Channel-Changes-CNN-and-QVC
"They don't want your name, just your number"
RO
rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Didn't post this at the time (sorry) but CNN and QVC are also gone too.

https://support.tvplayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022834152-Channel-Changes-CNN-and-QVC


Putting a tenner on TV Player to close by the end of the year...
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