UK channel provider UKTV has made its Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi channels available view pay TV operator BSkyB’s catch-up TV service.
The move follows the launch of catch-up services on the Sky Go mobile TV platform last year. The new deal means that Sky viewers can view catch-up content from the broadcaster on their TVs via the Sky On Demand service available to connected Sky+ HD boxes.
In addition to catch-up content, Sky customers will be able to access TV ‘box sets’ from shows including Red Dwarf X, Murdoch Mysteries and Boston’s Finest.
“The popularity of our channels has never been higher and we are committed to enabling viewers to watch our award-winning content whenever and wherever they like. Our agreement with Sky to provide catch up services for Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi on Sky Go and now on connected Sky+HD boxes is UKTV’s first pay TV catch up deal. It is an important milestone in our continued drive to put our viewers at the heart of everything we do,” said Keith Porritt, executive director, commercial, at UKTV.