BT Extends deal with UKTV to include all 10 channels and UKTV Play
Via BT Newsroom
Aug 13, 2015
UKTV’s full portfolio of linear channels now available
Internet streaming to connected devices
Catch up for all 10 of UKTV’s channels available via a UKTV Play branded service
BT TV and UKTV today announced a new deal to make UKTV’s full portfolio of channels available to BT customers for the very first time.
From this month, UKTV channels Eden, Good Food and Home, will be available via BT set top boxes, joining Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama already on the service. In addition, BT subscribers will be able to catch up on programmes from across UKTV’s Pay channels for seven days after transmission, via a UKTV Play branded service.
The new deal also extends to internet and mobile streaming for UKTV’s ten channels via BT’s TV Everywhere app, available on smartphones, tablets and PCs. This includes seven day catch up rights for all ten UKTV channels, enabling BT subscribers to watch UKTV shows they may have missed, whenever they want and wherever they are.
With new series and UK premieres of Storage Hunters UK , Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish , Marley’s Ghosts , Last Man on Earth, Singing in the Rainforest and Secrets and Lies just starting, BT customers will have an exciting choice of UKTV content to watch live or on demand.
The new additions of Eden, Good Food and Home support BT’s strategy of offering a broad range of quality channels to customers, but at better value prices and with greater flexibility for customers.
Delia Bushell, managing director of BT TV and BT Sport, said: “BT TV is rapidly expanding and these three great new channels will help us to offer the breadth and quality of programming that our customers want. UKTV is a key partner for BT TV and we are delighted to have extended the relationship to offer the full span of UKTV’s popular comedy, drama, natural history & lifestyle channels, and to add these to our BT TV Everywhere service, as well as launching the excellent UKTV Play on demand service. This further supports our vision for providing customers with a range of great quality TV at affordable prices.”
Darren Childs, CEO, UKTV said: “UKTV's continued investment in original content has made our channels more popular with viewers than ever before. I’m delighted BT's customers will now be able to enjoy programmes from across our network and watch great entertainment on demand with UKTV Play.”