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 […]

UKTV doubles content on Virgin Media

Channel provider UKTV is due to double the number of programmes available to Virgin Media customers. The deal will make more than 10,000 hours of catch-up and box-set content available and will include the launch of the updated UKTV Play app on Virgin Media’s TiVo platform. UKTV said the “landmark deal” will provide Virgin Media […]

UKTV Play to launch on Freeview Play

UK channel provider UKTV is to expand the reach of its on-demand service UKTV Play by making it available as part of free-to-view DTT platform Freeview’s recently launched on-demand offering Freeview Play. The UKTV Play app will arrive on Freeview Play devices automatically when it launches later in the second quarter, offering catch-up and on […]

UKTV adds Drama to catch-up service

UK thematic channel provider UKTV, jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks UK and EMEA, is launching its free-to-air Drama channel on its catch-up  and on-demand service, UKTV Play, which launched last August.  The service provides viewers with access to a mixture of catch-up and classic programming. Drama classics such as Agatha Christie, The […]

UKTV Play app launches on Android

UK commercial broadcaster UKTV has launched its TV catch-up application, UKTV Play, on Android devices.  The app lets users watch shows from UKTV-owned channels like Dave, Really and Yesterday anywhere, at any time. UKTV Play first launched last year on iOS devices, went live on PCs and the YouView platform in November and launched this […]

UK Play launches on PC and YouView

UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV has launched its UKTV Play on-demand player on PC and the YouView connected TV platform. The service, which launched on iOS devices earlier this year, provides access to content form a range of UKTV channels including Dave and Really. Content available for on-demand viewing includes Storage Hunters UK, Crackanory, Alan Davies: […]

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, […]