SeeSaw offers online TV rentals from 99p


Online TV catch-up service SeeSaw has announced that it is now possible to rent shows, such as Lost and Top Gear, through their site. The company has offered free programmes on the web since it's launch in February. This will be the first time users have been able to pay to access premium content. Shows available initially include a mix of the old and new, from Spooks to Fawlty Towers, and Gavin and Stacey to Only Fools and Horses.

SeeSaw has also struck deals with several large US TV networks such as MTV & Comedy Central, which means that American shows such as South Park will also be available. SeeSaw will be charging between 99p and £1.19 per individual episode, with whole series set to range between £3.99 and £17.99.


Pricing will depend on factors such as the number of episodes in the series, and how recent it is.

Series 5 of popular drama Lost is currently available to rent for £12.99, with single episodes priced at 99p.

Programmes can be rented for 30 days, and must be watched within 48 hours once started. Series can be rented for 90 days.

SeeSaw currently boasts over 3,000 hours of free-to-view programmes from the BBC, Channel 4 and Five, including popular shows such as Doctor Who, Neighbours, and The Apprentice

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