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Quest OD for YouView

October 15, 2014

Quest, the FTA factual entertainment TV channel, is making its programmes available to watch on YouView for seven days after broadcast.

Quest’s top programmes will be made accessible with YouView, effective immediately, via thenew on demand player, Quest OD and YouView’s seven day scroll back function within the programme guide.

Quest OD will show new and exclusive series such as Hot and Dangerous with Omid Djalili plus peak time favourites including Salvage Hunters, Robson Green: Extreme Fisherman, Toy Hunters and Overhaulin’.

“Quest is one of the fastest growing free-to-air channels amongst men,” said Simon Downing, Head of Channel, Quest. “Adding Quest OD to YouView will help more viewers enjoy the channel and its great content whenever it suits them.”

Richard Halton, CEO, YouView said, “We’re delighted Quest has decided to launch its catch up player on YouView. This adds even more great on demand content to our seamless and easy to use TV service for our customers to enjoy.”

Quest OD has been built by the newly-launched Connected Solutions business from the communications infrastructure company Arqiva. Tom Cape, Director of Connected Solutions, which represents the merged teams of Arqiva and the recently acquired Capablue, said: “Quest OD is a great demonstration of the strengths our two companies’ combined offering can bring to YouView. Capablue has years of experience building players for YouView and brings this unique insight to Arqiva’s heritage in television distribution.”

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