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TVPlayer Limited
Country
AvailabilityInternet
Founded19 December 2013; 8 years ago (2013-12-19)
Headquarters30 Haymarket, 3rd Floor, London, SW1Y 4EX[1]
Broadcast area
United Kingdom
Official website
www.tvplayer.com

TVPlayer was an Internet television service in the United Kingdom, owned by international digital distribution company Alchimie.[2][3] It provided access to free live television channel streams using a web browser or application software made for mobile devices.[4] Alongside the free service, TVPlayer offered multiple no contract monthly subscriptions each carrying different premium live television channel streams.

History

TVPlayer was launched as Android and Apple iOS smartphone apps on 19 December 2013. Compatible apps for Android tablet computers and the Apple iPad were released on 30 January 2014.[5] As of January 2017, the applications had been downloaded 2.5 million times and had over one million active viewers.

On 30 January 2017, TVPlayer announced it had launched compatibility for all Windows 10 devices.[6]

On 26 November 2020, TVPlayer's licensing agreement with Discovery expired. Discovery, Investigation Discovery, TLC and Discovery Home & Health were no longer available on TVPlayer’s Premium service and Quest, Quest Red, Really, DMAX, Food Network and HGTV were removed from the free service. [7]

Accessing TVPlayer content

TVPlayer is a United Kingdom only service and offers streaming of up to 1080i video resolution depending on the capabilities of the device being used. Some channels are only available while using a Wi-Fi Internet connection due to licensing rights and legal restrictions. Two devices on the same account can stream subscribed content at the same time.

Compatible devices

Devices and operating systems that can be used to watch TVPlayer television content:

Available television content

There is a video on demand service allowing viewers to catch up on up to 30 days of television programmes.[8] Some television channels are not available on certain devices and software due to licensing rights and legal restrictions.

Channel Free/Premium Pack
Channel 4 Free
Channel 5 Free
MTV Premium Pack
Comedy Central Premium Pack
Comedy Central Extra Premium Pack
Sky History HD Premium Pack
Sky History 2 Premium Pack
Crime+Investigation HD Premium Pack
Great! TV Free
Film4 Free
E4 Free
More4 Free
5USA Free
5Star Free
5Action Free
4Seven Free
5Select Free
Nickelodeon Premium Pack
Nick Jr Premium Pack
Nicktoons Premium Pack
Cartoon Network Premium Pack
Boomerang Premium Pack
Cartoonito Premium Pack

References

  1. ^ ltd, company check. "TVPLAYER LIMITED. Free business summary taken from official companies house information. Free alerts. Registered as 08284946". Company Check. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Media".
  3. ^ "Content aggregator Alchimie launches OTT sports channel". 14 April 2020.
  4. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Apps". www.tvplayer.com. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ "TVPlayer tablet app streams BBC, ITV, C4, Channel 5 and 20 legal free channels | TheMarketingblogTheMarketingblog". www.themarketingblog.co.uk. February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.advanced-television.com/2017/01/30/tvplayer-launches-on-windows-10-os-devices%7CTVPlayerLaunchesOnWindows10%7Caccess-date=2017-01-31[dead link]
  7. ^ "Important changes to the TVPlayer channel line-up".
  8. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Catchup". tvplayer.com. Retrieved 31 January 2017.