Nine launches FIXPlay, video catch-up.

Nine has launched its all-new catch-up video site, FIXPlay with streaming shows including Underbelly, V, The Mentalist, plus select titles from BBC.

Nine has launched its all-new catch-up video site, FIXPlay.

The NineMSN site, using Microsoft Silverlight , is themed to fit with its other FIX brands including TV FIX, and will offer streaming television shows including Underbelly, V, Getaway, Two and a Half Men, The Mentalist, The Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries. Current episodes will be available to be viewed for up to 28 days after they have aired.

As well as Nine and Warner Bros titles it also has access to BBC Worldwide back-catalogue including Doctor Who, Little Britain, Spooks, Hotel Babylon, Torchwood, The Mighty Boosh, plus Digital Rights Group (DRG) content including Shameless, Balls of Steel and Father Ted.

It even lists Day of the Triffids with Dougray Scott and Joely Richardson, yet to air on Australian TV.

There will also be back-catalogue Nine titles including McLeod’s Daughters and Sea Patrol.

In the coming weeks it will add The Footy Show (AFL).

Niamh Collins, ninemsn’s Head of Entertainment, said: “We are so excited to be launching FIXPlay. Not only does it coincide with the premiere of Underbelly: The Golden Mile – meaning audiences can catch-up on aired episodes of this iconic program at any time – it also boasts a huge variety of local and international, current and back-catalogue programs for Australian audiences to enjoy.”

As with PLUS7 the site offers pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll advertising of 15, 30 and 60 seconds duration.

The site is live today at www.fixplay.com.au however some titles are still to be ingested.

Channel Nine – Catch-Up
Underbelly: The Golden Mile
Two and a Half Men
Cold Case
The Mentalist
The Footy Show (AFL)
Domestic Blitz
Big Bang Theory

GO! – Catch-Up
Gossip Girl
The Vampire Diaries
Channel Nine – Back-Catalogue
McLeod’s Daughters
Sea Patrol

DRG – Back-Catalogue
Peep Show
Derren Brown – The Series
Derren Brown – Trick of Mind
Balls of Steel
Green Wing
Black Books
Father Ted
The World of Lee Evans (stand-up)

BBC Worldwide – Back-Catalogue
Doctor Who
Little Britain
The Mighty Boosh
Day of the Triffids
Hotel Babylon

40 Responses

  1. A good site but I will not be watching much there as they use far to much bandwidth.For instance an episode of Madmen which is 46 minutes uses 700mb. Other similar sites such as IView are providing 45 minute shows for about 225 mb and most ISP’s exclude their content from you download limit

  2. Wroks great under windows Xp, but not so good under windows 7 64 bit Home premium. Conflict issues between silverlight, antivirus programs and virus scans render the toolbar inoperable, ie it disappears so no pause, play or control on shows.
    ivew rates a supreme experince for longer on windows 7 64 bit, without issues for sure. The shows on this player are go though. Just wish it used flash, or didnt have the above issue. Not sire how it goes on a 32bit system, but I know XP is fine (32bit)

  3. @Brekkie: Read the article… “The NineMSN site, using Microsoft Silverlight , is themed to fit with its other FIX brands including TV FIX”

    FIX is a brand used by NineMSN for various themed websites

  4. Wow! Those are some huge file sizes for some pretty low res graphics!

    At over 600mb per Hour I don’t think I’ll be watching too much of these 🙁

    Yes Peter! It Pigs out on your Download allowance!

  5. I see that fringe is up there, but only the last 2 eps. Dang it, I missed the ep before and was hoping I wouldn’t have to buy it on itunes to view it! $3 is a bit dear for missed eps, I’ve had to do it probs 3 times so far (twice with fringe and once with 24 seas 7). Wish you could ‘rent’ tv eps on itunes!!

  6. @stan – while I’m not condoning any illegal actions, these services from the commercial channels do have there probrlems, compared to the ABCs iView. It is an issue when you have data limits and speed issues, why would I watch a show on this new service won’t play smoothly because you have to stream it and not download it first also using up twice the data in the process. iView works okay and I can accept the lower quality since most of the time it plays okay.

    I would rather pay to download them from iTunes knowing it will be much better quality and I can take it with me if I choose and even watch it on my TV.

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