BT TV and UKTV have announced a new deal to make UKTV’s full portfolio of channels available to BT customers for the 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.
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.”