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    The more observant will have noticed that signup is no longer compulsory for casual visitors to the main website, bringing it in line with our award winning mobile/tablet apps.

    Personalisation of regional preferences and forum posting rights will still require visitors to signup as a Full Member (if they haven't already) and then log in, using their username and password in the normal manner. Signup will still be retained for the web apps for the time being for technical reasons.

    As a reminder, use of this service remains completely free to all users, and signup for full Membership is a simple process, offering such additional privileges as the ability to choose your regional preferences, participate in our forums, receive an enhanced level of support and various other benefits that are in the pipeline for the very near future. No personally identifiable data is stored by us, whether you log in or not
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    Does this apply to the web player only??

    I tried m.tvcatchup.com but it won't open a stream without a valid login.

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    Hi. As mentioned, the idea is to bring the mobile/tablet apps and the website in line with each other,

    As stated:
    Signup will still be retained for the web apps for the time being for technical reasons
    In effect, this means that compulsory logins will only apply to m.tvcatchup.com - a measure we have had to retain for security purposes
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVC_Admin View Post
    Hi. As mentioned, the idea is to bring the mobile/tablet apps and the website in line with each other,

    As stated: In effect, this means that compulsory logins will only apply to m.tvcatchup.com - a measure we have had to retain for security purposes
    Security purposes? meaning what may I ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkit View Post
    Security purposes? meaning what may I ask?
    Now that would be asking wouldn't it

    I am afraid we cannot elaborate as that would risk defining the security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVC_Colwal View Post
    Now that would be asking wouldn't it

    I am afraid we cannot elaborate as that would risk defining the security.
    Oh well... worth a try!!
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    I'm guessing the risk is the fact that no authentication could lead to abuse i.e. 3rd party apps getting a free ride off TVCatchup's services.
    Having said that I don't see how the web player would be any different unless communications are some how protected or encrypted.

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    Security is one of the few things we never discuss. Our policies are extremely dynamic as much for the protection of user data and the protection of the copyrights of others as it has to do with self interest.

    One thing for sure, this has been a very popular move with users
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    meaning they probally get a 'digital fingerprint' when you login and use this to check they are legally allowed to stream the contents to your location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by growlley View Post
    meaning they probally get a 'digital fingerprint' when you login and use this to check they are legally allowed to stream the contents to your location.
    Nope, doesn't work like that.
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