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Seven Planning To Improve Its Online TV Service

Channel 7 vodAccording to a story on Mumbrella this morning, Channel 7 is apparently planning on revamping its online service from January, dramatically increasing the quantity of content you’ll be able to watch for free* on their Yahoo!7 portal. It may not be a local Hulu, but it’s a start…

There are a few clips from a few shows available to watch now, but it’s nothing even approaching the quality of iView. Mumbrella says that the new service will include shows like “Home & Away, FlashForward, Greys Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Heroes and the soon-to-be launched My Kitchen Rules.”

At the moment, there are some shows that let you catch up on the last episode, although the full episode option is a bit erratic at the moment. Hopefully this new portal will address that issue come January.

The price of this catchup service – aside from the bandwidth cost? You’ll have to tolerate both a pre-roll ad and mid-roll ad(s). Not too bad a price for VOD, unless they decide to run ads as often as they do on TV. Can’t imagine that being a popular option…

[Mumbrella via Lifehacker]


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