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UKTV’s Drama and Really launch on Virgin Media Ireland

UKTV’s Drama and Really channels are due to launch on Virgin Media Ireland for the first time, with the operator and channel provider expanding their partnership in the country in the wake of their public spat this summer. Drama will be available on channel number 164 of the electronic programme guide and will air shows like […]

UKTV rolls out VOD update for YouView

UKTV has launched an updated version of its on-demand service, UKTV Play, on the YouView platform. The revamped video-on-demand player features a new home screen with tailored recommendations and top shows from UKTV’s Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama channels. A collections feature offers curated content along specific themes, viewers can also collate their favourite episodes […]

Amazon launches third pilot season

Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the quintet of new shows. Amazon will solicit the thoughts of customers ahead of selecting which shows will be taken to series. Votes and comments are elements in the selection process, […]

UKTV presses Play with first digital-only service

UK multichannel operator UKTV is launching its first direct-to-consumer digital service this summer. UKTV Play will offer programming from UKTV channels such as Dave and Watch as “familiar and intuitive” curated collections, by topic, box sets and ‘staff picks’, as well advance previews of upcoming shows. Features include swipe channel selection, stop-and-resume viewing, predictive search, […]

TLC appoints UKTV exec as UK channel head

Discovery Networks UK and Ireland has appointed former UKTV executive Clare Laycock as channel head for its flagship entertainment network TLC. Laycock joins from UKTV where she was general manager and channel head of Really, Home and Good Food. She will lead the strategic development of TLC, which launched in the UK in April 2013 […]

Yesterday and Really launch catch-up services on YouView

UK pay TV channel provider UKTV has launched seven-day catch up services on YouView for its free-to-air channels Yesterday and Really. The services, which went live today, allow viewers to access content on both channels through Yesterday and Really branded on demand portals and through YouView’s seven-day scroll back programme guide. Factual channel Yesterday and […]

UKTV launches networks on Virgin TV Anywhere

UKTV has launched its full network of channels on Virgin Media’s TV anywhere service, marking the first time that all 10 channels have been available together as part of a multiplatform service. UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel Watch, along with the channels Gold, Alibi, Dave, Eden, Really, Drama, Good Food, Home, and Yesterday are all now […]

UKTV and YouView sign ‘landmark’ on-demand deal

UKTV has signed a catch-up agreement with connected TV service YouView, in what the UK multichannel broadcaster hailed as a “landmark” deal. UKTV will provide seven-day catch-up services for its free-to-air channels Dave, Yesterday and Really and the agreement marks the first time that UKTV has offered a catch-up service that is purpose-built for TV. […]