Amazon Prime Instant Video is America’s second largest on-demand video subscription service and the chief pain in Netflix’s proverbial side. Sometimes good competition works in the favour of the consumer and this has given Amazon Prime some killer features that walk all over Netflix. But is it really as good as it sounds?
New Zealand’s second largest FTA television broadcaster MediaWorks, runs the imaginatively named channels TV3 and Four along with their own catch-up service known as 3NOW. This commercial network may be considerably smaller than rival TVNZ, but 3NOW is quickly becoming the local benchmark for FTA catch-up television.
Traditionally the UK’s second broadcaster, ITV was Britain’s first commercial television network after launch in 1955. More than half a century later, ITV offer in addition to their terrestrial broadcasts an on-demand service which includes 30 days of free catch-up, an experimental rental library for their back-catalogue and live Internet simulcasts.
Although Channel 4 is historically considered the third terrestrial television network in the UK after the BBC and ITV, it would come in many people’s minds a close second after the national public broadcaster. Channel 4, due to its public service remit, constantly delivers a broad range of cultural, artistic and entertaining programmes that often defy its commercial financing.
Writing a review about the BBC’s on-demand service is no easy task. After all, this is the world’s largest and oldest television broadcasting company and one of the great media innovators. The BBC’s iPlayer is quite simply the on-demand benchmark for traditional broadcasting networks, both public and private. Even if you have never used it before, once you start, it will be very difficult to part with it. Give it a whirl as it could change the way you watch television forever.
There’s a new player on the Canadian streaming television field, and it’s about to shake the country’s on-demand landscape more than even itself probably realises. Has Canada finally woken up to the future of television?
TankTop TV is already one of the best ways to browse, find and keep track of UK catch-up and on-demand television and movies. And now it has gone global adding services from the United States as well, allowing you to keep track of your favourite American shows alongside your British ones!
Drama and comedy highlights from Australia, America, Ireland and the US this week, with some new seasons, brand new series and classic comedy from the 90’s.
Now that the World Cup is over, we should soon start to see some new series and seasons emerging from the UK, but right now it’s almost a one region show with comedy and drama straight from the US and Canada this week.