UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel Watch, along with Gold, Alibi, Dave, Eden, Really, Drama, Good Food, Home, and Yesterday, are now available on the service, accessible via PC, iOS and Android mobiles and tablets. The deal sees UKTV extend its long term partnership with Virgin Media and is the first time that all of UKTV’s linear channels are available as part of a multiplatform service.
The announcement coincides with Virgin Media celebrating the launch of Virgin TV Anywhere’s Android app.
Keith Porritt, UKTV’s Executive Director Commercial said: “The extension of our partnership with Virgin Media is a mark of UKTV’s commitment to providing viewers with even more access to our award-winning and increasingly popular channels. We have committed to spending £110 million on-screen this year, making our channels stronger and more exciting, and now Virgin Media customers will be able to view these channels anywhere they like.”
Scott Kewley, Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media said: “We’re delighted our customers are the first to get to watch every UKTV channel wherever they are. With the arrival of these new channels, Virgin TV Anywhere is far and away the leading service for those who want to take the best of their entertainment with them out of the home at no extra cost.”