Last week I was speaking at the NAB Futures executive summit in California about how broadcasters in Britain are embracing broadband, with the majority of scheduled programmes available online for catch-up viewing. Although most pay-television providers in America offer some form of TV Everywhere or online access to video-on-demand portals, catch-up television is a largely foreign concept. While local broadcasters have their own web sites, they have yet to capitalise on the convergence of television and the internet. In Australia, free-to-air broadcasters are planning to integrate their various online catch-up television services through the electronic programme guide, following the European approach to hybrid broadcast and broadband services. As a consultancy that has been promoting broadband and broadcast convergence for almost a decade and advised Freeview in Australia, informitv will be watching with interest and no doubt getting involved too.