UKTV and Virgin TV has announced an expansion of their partnership which will provide Virgin Media Ireland customers with two new channels. Virgin TV customers are now able to tune in to UKTV’s Drama and Really channels for the first time. Drama will be available on channel slot 164 and Really on 165.
Drama is one of the UK’s most-watched non-PSB channel and boasts programme titles including The Heart Guy, Pride and Prejudice, Father Brown and The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Really is a real life channel, offering viewers a slate of real life crime stories, lifestyle shows and premier paranormal shows. Popular series include exclusive UKTV Originals, Cops UK: Bodycam Squad and Helicopter ER.
Drama and Really join UKTV’s Dave (122), Alibi (151), Gold (120) and W (160) channels which are already on the platform. The broadcaster’s catch-up and on-demand service, UKTV Play is also available for Virgin Media Ireland customers.
Commenting on the launch, Paul Farrell, vice president of Virgin Media Ireland said: “Virgin TV is now the go-to platform for the best connected entertainment and viewing experience. We’re delighted to be building on our leadership by giving our customers more UKTV shows with the arrival of UKTV’s Drama and Really channels. Our goal has always been to offer our customers more choices and the ability to access all the programming they desire when and where they want it.”
Simon Michaelides, Chief Commercial Officer at UKTV, added: “Launching new channels on Virgin Media Ireland is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the UK and The Republic of Ireland with the best TV. I’m really pleased that Virgin Media Ireland customers will now have access to all the brilliantly entertaining shows on offer on Drama and Really.”