Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform, has added catch-up service UKTV Play to its on demand offering. Freesat customers can now watch shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama via the UKTV Play app or directly via the rollback TV guide.
UKTV Play is a free VoD service giving viewers access to exclusive UKTV Originals and thousands of hours from the network’s extensive archive, including themed collections spanning comedy and drama, to paranormal and history.
Commenting on the launch, Alistair Thom, Managing Director of Freesat, said: “We are delighted to now offer UKTV Play on Freesat, giving customers the option to watch programmes from UKTV’s biggest channels, on demand and subscription free. Making the most compelling content available to customers without subscription is what Freesat is all about.”
Hugo Allen, Head of Commercial for UKTV Play & VoD, added: “We’re excited to add Freesat to our growing portfolio of platforms. Now Freesat viewers are able to catch up with the shows they love for free and binge on an ever growing collection of box sets. UKTV Play offers instant access to brilliant UKTV Originals and a host of exciting acquisitions, so Freesat viewers will have plenty of new shows to enjoy in 2018 and beyond.”
Freesat’s on-demand line up also features catch-up services BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, YouTube and Demand 5, as well as optional pay services including Netflix, TV Player Plus and Rakuten TV.