Channel 4 to simulcast online and on TV
Channel 4 is to broadcast its home-grown programmes online at the same time as they are shown on television, according to chief executive Andy Duncan.
The IP television service starts on 27 June, with all original Channel 4 content streamed free of charge to registered users on its website.
Films and acquired shows such as Lost or Desperate Housewives, both of which have on-demand content on the C4 website, will not be included in the stream. However, the broadcaster is negotiating with US studios to add them at a later date.
The move makes Channel 4 the UK's first broadcaster to air its programmes simultaneously online and on TV.
The BBC makes a selection of its programmes available online for seven days after transmission, although this is on an on-demand basis rather than simulcast....
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