Channel Nine got to the catch-up TV game late with its FIXPlay site earlier this year. While the biggest success for the site has (predictably) been letting people get their Underbelly hit, Channel Nine appears keen to emphasise the ability to view much older shows.
The Herald Sun reports that additional archive programming is going to be added to FIXPlay, including vintage episodes of Hey Hey It’s Saturday! and Thunderbirds. Right from launch, FIXPlay has emphasised older content alongside current shows (in part because it includes content from Nine’s digital channel GO!, which heavily emphasises repeats). The move to include a larger library emulates similar strategies pursued in the US by Hulu, and provides an alternative to people seeking out (generally unauthorised) individual episodes on YouTube.
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