UKTV Box Sets and catch up TV now available on Virgin TV

13th November 2014

Virgin Media and UKTV agreement for on demand TV under new digital brand UKTV Play

Virgin TV customers can now enjoy on demand entertainment from all 10 of the award-winning broadcaster’s channels for the first time. Programmes can now be viewed from across UKTV’s channel line-up, including Dave, Watch, Alibi, Gold, Drama, Eden, Good Food, Home, Really and Yesterday. From early December, the content will move under UKTV’s new digital brand, UKTV Play.

Adding to Virgin Media’s immense library of Box Sets, entire series of Crackanory, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck and David Attenborough’s Natural Curiositieswill join the line-up for customers to watch at their convenience.

With new series and UK premieres of Monty Python’s Best Bits (Gold) and I Survived Evil (Really) just starting, Virgin Media customers will also be able to catch-up within seven days if they miss an episode.

Stephane David, Executive Director of Content at Virgin Media said, “Around a fifth of all the TV our customers watch is at a time that suits them. People want control and choice over what to watch and when and we are giving them that. We have led the development of on demand TV in the UK and now, with the addition of hundreds of great UKTV programmes, offer more entertainment than ever before.”

Dan Fahy, Director, Commercial & Business Development, UKTV, added, “UKTV is committed to making its content as easily accessible as possible for viewers and the addition of the network’s full portfolio of channels to Virgin TV’s on demand service marks the next step on this journey. From next month, viewers can access UKTV Play via their red button, enabling viewers to catch up on programmes from across all 10 of our channels or access box sets of UKTV’s award-winning shows, in just one click.”

All of UKTV’s channels are available via Virgin TV Anywhere, the country’s most comprehensive multiscreen service, where they can be watched online and on mobile devices on the go.

Notes to editors

UKTV on demand programmes will be available to Virgin Media customers subscribing to the M+ TV tier or above.

About Virgin Media

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The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. And we’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises.

Our interactive TV service brings live programmes, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games in a set-top box, as well as on-the-go for tablets and smartphones.

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