One of the former protagonists in the Kangaroo venture has become the first major content partner to be signed by SeeSaw. The deal with BBC Worldwide gives the online VOD portal access to titles including That Mitchell & Webb Look, Cranford and Doctor Who.
“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for SeeSaw, demonstrating our commitment to deliver a rich and varied range of British programming,” said Pierre-Jean Sebert, CEO, SeeSaw. By offering an enhanced viewing experience and great content, SeeSaw will become the ideal destination for consumers to indulge their passion for TV.”
Online VOD service SeeSaw is owned by Arqiva, which acquired the technology from the Kangaroo partners after the venture was prevented from proceeding by a Competition Commission ruling.
BBC Worldwide has already pursued a multiplatform strategy. Its content is available through outlets that include The Apple Store and YouTube. Access to content is typically granted immediately after the expiry of the seven-day catch-up window.
SeeSaw plans to offer a mixture of free and pay content. A beta version is expected to be release to staff members before the end of the year.