Visit http://www.tvguide.co.uk for a non-account-based online guide (live watching not tested)
or visit http://www.radiotimes.com for Monday to Friday and for extended details on sports and other big events, sign-in required for your own channel listings, each channel site below, have their own listings
visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer to rewind 99% of shows live within two hours or watch BBC programmes for 30 days, choose the download option to watch for 30 days after download and then 7 days to watch from first play of a downloaded programme. In 2017 Licence Fee number will be needed as well as the online account to sign in and view. No confirmation on BBC Store redesign for the online shows you've bought to be combined with iPlayer as of Dec. 2016. - 20 Gigs HDD Space required to install DL manager. Other browsers streaming and UK only anyone else, Youtube as usual, Beeb iPlayer is usually the free app through Blu Ray and consoles, optional linkage with BBC ID account setup for the same account across all BBC websites.
Jimbojeff85 wrote:ITV and Channel 4 both also have applications where you can stream/download content if you miss it. I've used both and can vouch for them being reasonable quality video/sound.
ITV Hub - http://www.itv.com/hub then search or click the name of the show now including Seth MacFarlane main cartoons - homegrown progs available to watch for 30 days
All4- http://www.channel4.com/ - progs available for between 1wk and 1month when new (30 days on 360 from Dec 11), otherwise randomly archived if American and long term archived if made by CH4 but now you need to sign in to watch anything. http://www.channel4.com/news to go right there as a split-off with all the reports to make up the hour, split up into shorter videos.
And selected CH4 shows at http://www.youtube.com as well
My5 formerly Demand Five
http://https://www.my5.tv - as of Oct 14 99% of imports can be seen through the console app for 7 to 30 days, home-grown 5 shows for up to a year (eg Suspects) and will default to HD depending on connection, now most big imports are on the 360 app. The Gadget Show still has its own site; http://www.channel5.com/show/the-gadget-show
Sky Player for dish people and 360 Owners
Freeview channel catchup through 360 requires Live Gold subscription depending on who it is, doesn't apply to BBC
ADs on non-BBC Online Players - only Five lets you skip breaks depending on the show - Fast forwarding on ITV/CH4 normally causes an ad to play. When watching normally you can skip ads after you let them play once (shown by dots).
CH1-5/4+1/4Seven are all 1080i HD unless local news/archive through Freeview HD, ITV 2/3/4/Encore, & E4 HD through cable/satellite only. Sky assumed to have HD options for most channels except archive - BBC News Channel, Community and Al-Jazeera News have HD versions from since Dec 13 and RT since late 2015
Sporting times in brackets are the (kick-off time).
Other catchup services all seem to stream the same kind of thing from the Big Five. A PC lets you use everyone's players and access everything on offer for free compared to Xbox 360 or other device otherwise there's the USB gang with Roku, Chrome and Amazon FireTV all of which are wireless only, NOW TV from Sky has no contract and various deals through the year but starts from £10 and has Black Friday deals for up to 3 months at a time.
Here's to another year but it's really weekends only when I get the time now so check your own EPGs and post in with anything big that pops up and others might have missed, or I'll try to quote from the Good TV spamthread.
And Personal Thanks to Jimbojeff85 for basically doing half the work on this post 12 years ago and I've only had to update it, it really is a team effort on this forum and thanks to everyone that posts in as now I'm just too busy to follow everything on screen the way I used to.