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Kids VOD service Ketchup TV launches on YouView

Kids video-on-demand channel, Ketchup TV, has debuted on the YouView platform in the UK. The Ketchup TV Player went live yesterday offering a range of pre-school programmes, including Bob the Builder, Miffy, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam and Maya the Bee. “Ketchup TV is a great addition to our already […]

YouView chief Halton to leave at end of year

YouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right […]

YouView data reveals changing UK TV usage habits

UK hybrid digital-terrestrial and IPTV platform YouView has unveiled the findings of analysis of viewer behaviour that reveals some surprises about the changing ways in which viewers are interacting with services. YouView has delivered eight billion streams of content since the rollout of the updated platform a year ago. Some 73% of users have recorded […]

YouView now on three million devices in UK

UK hybrid IP/broadcast digital TV platform YouView is now present on over three million set-top boxes and digital devices across the UK, according to the organisation. The passing of the three million milestone comes seven months after YouView upgraded its software across its set-top box base. The YouView platform is used by BT, Talktalk and […]

BT unveils new-look TV app

BT has launched a new-look BT TV app for smartphones and tablets. The new app is available to all BT TV customers at no extra cost, and enables viewing of live channels and on-demand programmes to which they subscribe. The app enables functionality such as allowing viewers to pick up a programme at the point […]

YouView taps Amazon’s Alexa for voice controls

YouView is piloting Amazon’s Alexa voice service in a bid to bring voice controls to its connected set-top boxes.  YouView claims to be one of the first developers worldwide to work with the new Alexa Video Skill API, and said it aims to make it easier for viewers to interact with YouView’s content and apps. Ultimately, […]

YouView develops AdSmart-style targeted advertising

YouView is working on a project to offer addressable linear or dynamic ad insertion, according to the UK TV platform’s commercial projects director Simon Cook. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning on a panel titled ‘big opportunities for data in creating business value’, Cook said that YouView is working with shareholders to provide […]

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 […]

BT rolls out ‘next generation of YouView’

BT is introducing “the next generation of YouView” with a set-top box software update that will add a new user interface. The update includes: a new, more visual, main menu; a faster full-screen guide; quicker access to media players and apps; an improved ‘mini-guide’ for showing what’s on now, next and in the future; and […]

Departing Harding says YouView upgrade benefiting pay TV uptake

Along with the news that Dido Harding is to step down as CEO of the company after seven years, UK service provider TalkTalk has revealed that it lost 31,000 TV customers in its fiscal third quarter, following changes to its fixed-line proposition in October. On a more positive note, Harding said that the introduction of […]

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