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

LL
London Lite Founding member
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
I guess TVPlayer must be making money - I swear the only place I ever heard about it until very recently was the a516digital blog.
LL
London Lite Founding member
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
Freesports has left TVPlayer.
https://support.tvplayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024587412-Channel-Changes-Freesports-removal-6th-March-2019
JF
JetixFann450
Yikes. TVPlayer seems to be having it rough, won't be long til' they're in administration.

10 days later

NL
Ne1L C
shame.
BE
benriggers
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
LL
London Lite Founding member
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
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
RO
rob Founding member
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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