19 July 2018
Virgin TV customers who like to put their mind to the test will be able to feast on some of the UK’s most popular intelligent quiz shows whenever they like on its video on demand service.
IQTV launches next week on Virgin TV and is the exclusive home to the country’s favourite intelligent quiz TV shows and brain games. It focuses on points-based, cerebral game shows such as Mastermind, Countdown, The Weakest Link and Only Connect, with over 100 episodes available at launch.
IQTV is available through Virgin TV’s Video on Demand service and can be accessed by customers on Mix packages and above.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “Quiz shows prove hugely popular with viewers and have been a staple of British television over the years. What makes these programmes so appealing and enjoyable is not only that you can watch on your own but also they can bring out friendly family competition. We are sure Virgin TV customers will love this addition to our Video on Demand service.”
Rod Henwood and Nick James, co-founders of IQTV, said: “There are 3.5m superfans of intelligent quiz shows in the UK and Eire, and IQTV is the first service dedicated exclusively to them. The great thing about intelligent quiz shows is that they entertain and challenge in equal measure; it’s a form of television that viewers can fully participate in. Launching IQTV on Virgin TV, a pioneer in on demand television, is a great boost to our service and a strong addition to their offering.”
IQTV on Virgin TV
Available from next week. IQTV is available on Virgin TV through its Video on Demand service and for customers on Mix packages and above.
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IQTV is the world’s first video on demand service specialising in offering intelligent quiz shows for the discerning viewer, addressing the 3.5m superfans of these programmes in the UK and Eire.
IQTV is part of InQuisiTiVe Media Limited, a UK company specialising in subscription video on demand (SVOD) offerings bridging the worlds of TV viewing and gameplay. Founded in 2017, by Rod Henwood, Nick James and Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, InQuisiTiVe Media’s first service is IQTV. In March 2018, we announced an exclusive deal with BBC Worldwide for all its intelligent quiz show titles (Mastermind, Celebrity Mastermind, The Weakest Link, A Question of Genius) – as well as Countdown from Channel 4 and Only Connect from Banijay.
IQTV launches in July 2018 on Virgin TV and will be available as a direct-to-consumer offering via Apple (iOS) and Google Play (Android) App Stores as well as browser-based website (IQTVplayer.com).
Jamie Clarke, Virgin Media – 0333 000 2984, firstname.lastname@example.org