Scripps makes channels available on TVPlayer

press_release_food_network_travel_channel_newScripps Networks UK and EMEA has concluded a licensing deal with  Simplestream-owned UK free streaming app TVPlayer for channels Food Network and Travel Channel and their plus-one-hour variants.

The addition of the channels take the TVPlayer offering to 40 channels. The latter plans to license more channels over the summer and claims to have more licensed channels than any other live streaming app in the UK market.

TVPlayer this month updated its software, introducing new features including iOS push notifications, meaning that he player can now remind its users of events and new channel additions.

“We are delighted to welcome Food Network and Travel Channel to TVPlayer, offering our users a great selection of premium programming,” said Adam Smith, founder and CEO of Simplestream.

“The addition of Scripps channels form the start of a series of updates over the summer period, which will add further channels and functionality to TVPlayer, culminating with the launch of our PVR service later in the year. With the number of set top boxes currently in the market, we think the TVPlayer app offers a welcomed alternative to tech-hungry audiences, who are looking to watch TV on their mobile and tablet devices whilst they are out and about as well as at home.”