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UKTV to launch branded VOD platforms

UK digital channels group UKTV is launching VOD services for its Dave, Yesterday and Really networks.

Each channel will have its own ‘player’ offering a catalogue of catch-up and archive titles.

VOD services for male-skewing channel Dave and history-themed Yesterday will be available from early October, with lifestyle channel Really to follow later that month.

UKTV has partnered with VOD specialist Capablue for the launch.

The news follows UKTV’s recent video-on-demand agreements with TalkTalk, BT Vision and Sky Anytime.
Darren Childs, CEO of UKTV, said:  “UKTV is investing more money in content than ever before and it is important we are servicing our viewers by enabling them to access Dave, Yesterday and Really directly for the very first time, through our On Demand Players – three vibrant and curated, direct to viewer, player services. Part catch-up and part-archive, On Demand will offer the best of these populist channels – whether catching up on the brand new Red Dwarf X at Dave On Demand, or watching the top-rating factual series Museum Secrets all over again on Yesterday On Demand.”

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