Copyright catches up with TVCatchup

Controversial TV recording site TVCatchup has been forced to suspend its service after the site’s hosting company terminated its contract.

The site, which gave users a virtual recording facility of broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five, has posted a notice apologise for what it describes as a “temporary interruption” to its service.

“On 15th February, our hosting was terminated without warning and we presume this was at the request of such Broadcasters.

Given that this will no doubt happen again, TVCatchup has therefore voluntarily suspended its services whilst the concerns of the Broadcasters are addressed.”

Broadband TV News would suggest that TVCatchup is unlikely to be able to reach a commercial agreement.