Media services provider Arqiva has added a range of new channels to its Connect TV offering on the YouView platform in the UK.
Arqiva has added thematic channels Motors TV, SonLife, RTDoc and Vintage TV to the platform.
The channels have already been available as part of Arqiva’s Connect TV platform, which enables digital-terrestrial viewers to access internet-delivered channels, but this is the first time they have been available via the YouView on-demand service.
Viewers can access content via the red button, as with other free-to-air services, and discover the channels in the EPG as with other YouView services. This means channel numbers can be retained, so viewers have consistency whatever TV service they use.
“Launching our Connect TV services on to YouView maximises the hybrid capability of the platform. Together we will be delivering high quality streaming channels over IP to YouView devices as part of a coherent user experience with the DTT channels. Viewers expect greater breadth and depth of content on their TV service and adding Connect TV to YouView helps extend the platform’s content proposition with a range of exciting IP channels,” said Tom Cape, Arqiva’s director of connected solutions.