UKTV Play brings comedy and entertainment to rail passengers with new GoMedia partnership

UKTV Play on GoMedia

Monday 25 June 2018

GoMedia, Europe's leading onboard infotainment systems developer for rail and coach operators, is announcing UKTV as its newest content partner, ensuring passengers arrive at their destination with a smile on their faces.

From today, passengers on West Midlands Railways' trains will be able to enjoy shows from UKTV Play, the broadcaster's on-demand service. The content update brings more than 300 episodes from the network's Dave, Really and Yesterday channels. Programmes include Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit, Yianni: Supercar Customiser, Into the Fire and Football's 47 Best Worst Songs.

By September, UKTV shows will also be available for Chiltern, c2c Rail, TransPennine Express and Greater Anglia passengers.

Roger Matthews, Managing Director, GoMedia, says: "GoMedia's focus has always been on increasing passenger satisfaction through the connected onboard experience. Partnering with UKTV will bring the best of British comedy and entertainment direct to passengers' devices, making the daily commute a more enjoyable part of their day. Focusing on episodic TV will appeal to a wider range of passengers and enable them to dive in and out on their commute, or watch several episodes on a longer journey."

Hugo Allen, Head of Commercial UKTV Play & VoD, UKTV, says: "We're excited to partner with GoMedia because it gives even more people access to our brilliant programmes. With the likes of Jon Richardson and Dara O'Briain now available on rail services, we hope it helps make these journeys more entertaining and enjoyable for passengers."

UKTV Play joins GoMedia's portfolio of content partners, including HBO, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sky News, NOW TV and many more.



For more information, please contact: Ali Laurie, UKTV

Kate Beveridge, Jordan Wood or Chiara Lawrance
8020 Communications on behalf of GoMedia
+44 20 7664 6310,,

About GoMedia
GoMedia creates industry-leading infotainment platforms for rail, coach and transport companies, including Eurostar, Virgin Trains, National Express, c2c, Abellio and TransPennine Express, helping customers monetise existing on-board Wi-Fi infrastructure and revolutionise their passenger experience with world-class entertainment, information and advertising content, hosted on-board and delivered to passengers' own mobile devices.

With outstanding content offerings, from blockbuster films from major studios including Universal Pictures and Warner Bros, catch-up TV from ITV, reality TV from Hayu, boxsets including select episodes from the first and second season of Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, content from NOW TV, as well as games, digital magazines and newspapers, GoMedia gives passengers fantastic entertainment packages that reflect and extend brands.

GoMedia also generates significant ancillary revenue opportunities for customers, including Pay TV, sponsorship, enhanced data, passenger upgrades and at-seat ordering, among other options.