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Acquired byReachd
Date7/2011

General Information

Websiteseesaw.com
Blogblog.seesaw.com
Twitter@SeeSawTV
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Employees30
Founded7/2007

Offices

People

Director of Product and Technology
Platform Controller
Owner

Funding

TOTAL $31.6M
FUNDING TOTAL $31.6M
Seed, 7/2007
Criterion Capital Partners
£7.5M
Venture Round, 8/2009
£10M

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SeeSaw.com

SeeSaw is a video on demand portal the aimed to be the UK’s Hulu.

It was founded in 2007 by Channel 4, BBC Worldwide and ITV. The project ran until Feburary 2009 when it was closed down by the UK competition commission. The technology was then sold onto Arqiva who launched a public website in Janurary 2010.

In January 2011 it was announced a investment partner was being sought. In May 2011 it was announced no partner was found and the site would be shutdown. At the last minute Criterion Capital Partners bought a stake in the venture saving it from closure.

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SeeSaw.com screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 5/31/11

Sources

  1. It’s official: Criterion buys SeeSaw (gigaom.com) [edit]
  2. Project Kangaroo Initial Funding [edit]
  3. Arqiva Funding [edit]
  4. Capablue History (capablue.com) [edit]
    Arqiva buys project Kangaroo (arqiva.com) [edit]
    Arqiva Seeks Investment Partner (arqiva.com) [edit]
    Guardian (guardian.co.uk) [edit]
    BBC News - SeeSaw video-on-demand television website is shut down (bbc.co.uk) [edit]
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