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Freesat adds UKTV Play to on-demand offering

Freesat, the UK’s free-to-view satellite TV platform, has added catch-up service UKTV Play to its on demand offering.

Freesat customers will be able to watch shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama via the UKTV Play app or directly via the rollback TV guide.

The addition of UKTV Play brings catch-up content and boxsets of popular shows such as Taskmaster, Red Dwarf and Judge Romesh to Freesat viewers. This month, UKTV Play will be premiering Dr Christian Will See You Now and Inside the Ambulance, which until now, have only been available on the broadcaster’s W channel.

Alistair Thom, managing director of Freesat, said: “We are delighted to now offer UKTV Play on Freesat, giving customers the option to watch programmes from UKTV’s biggest channels, on demand and subscription free. Making the most compelling content available to customers without subscription is what Freesat is all about.”

Richard Williams, general manager, UKTV Play said:We’re excited to add Freesat to our growing portfolio of platforms. Now Freesat viewers are able to catch up with the shows they love for free and binge on an ever growing collection of box sets. UKTV Play offers instant access to brilliant UKTV Originals and a host of exciting acquisitions, so Freesat viewers will have plenty of new shows to enjoy in 2018 and beyond.”