Arqiva adds hybrid YouView channels
December 2, 2014
By Colin Mann
Communications infrastructure and media services specialist Arqiva has announced its existing Connect TV channels; Motors TV, SonLife Broadcasting Network, RTDoc and Vintage TV, are now available via on demand TV service YouView.
Viewers of Motors TV, RTDoc and Vintage TV are able to access the channel content via the red button from the same LCN (Logical Channel Number)as other free-to-air TV services, as well as discover them in the EPG in the same way as any other channel on YouView. This means channel numbers can be retained, so viewers have consistency whatever TV service they use – Motors TV is available on channel 240, SonLife on channel 239, RTDoc on channel 135 via the red button, and Vintage TV on channel 242.
Tom Cape, Arqiva’s Director of Connected Solutions said that launching the Connect TV services on to YouView maximises the hybrid capability of the platform. “Together we will be delivering high quality streaming channels over IP to YouView devices as part of a coherent user experience with the DTT channels. Viewers expect greater breadth and depth of content on their TV service and adding Connect TV to YouView helps extend the platform’s content proposition with a range of exciting IP channels,” he suggested.
David Faulkner, Head of Business Development at YouView said: “We’re pleased to now offer additional TV channels, delivered via the red button, giving customers even more programme choice on YouView.”