SeeSaw online TV to close, figures don’t balance

Darren Allan

May 28, 2011

Arqiva has announced that it is to close down its SeeSaw online TV service.

The project was launched last February, and offered around 3,000 hours of free content, which included some of the most-watched dramas and soaps.

It also moved to offer paid-for content in addition to advertising supported revenue, but evidently it wasn’t a business model that was working.

Hence the announcement on the SeeSaw blog that next month will see the service close its doors for good.

The blog post stated: “As part of an ongoing strategic review of its business activities Arqiva, our parent company, is no longer able to support the service.”

“As it will soon be ‘goodbye’ from SeeSaw, we’d like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thanks’ for all your support, custom and loyalty over the last 16 months. We’re a small team but we hope we’ve made a big difference and that you’ve had fun watching TV with us.”

SeeSaw will certainly be missed by some users, judging from the comments posted on the blog, which are mostly of a sad-to-see-you-go nature.






 

Comments in chronological order (1 comment)

  1. Shadow says:

    Cya! BBC Worldwide stuff was mainly on it - which we paid for first time around.

    People should get more pissy with BBC and their reluctance to put old stuff on.

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