UKTV Play launches on Virgin Media Ireland's On Demand Platform

Nick Helm - Eat Your Heart Out - UKTV

Brand-new UKTV Original series, Eat Your Heart Out With Nick Helm – Exclusive preview on UKTV Play

Thursday 10th August 2017

  • New access to Dave, W, Gold and Alibi content on catch up for Virgin Media Ireland customers

Virgin Media Ireland will be adding UKTV Play to its catalogue of catch up services from today. UKTV channels Dave, W, Gold and Alibi will now be available through Virgin Media Ireland's On Demand platform, making over 1,000 additional hours of catch up TV available to its customers.

Customers will be able to tune in to their favourite Dave, W, Gold and Alibi shows, such as UKTV Originals Taskmaster and John Bishop: In Conversation With..., whenever they want.

Paul Farrell, vice president of Virgin Media Ireland said: "Once again, Virgin Media is pulling out all the stops when it comes to giving our customers the best value entertainment packages possible with the launch of UKTV Play on our Virgin Media On Demand platform."

"As well as having exclusive access to UKTV Original shows, Virgin Media customers will now be able access their favourite classics, such as Only Fools and Horses and The Good Life, as well as hit shows including, Doctor Who and Storage Hunters."

"With over 1,000 hours of TV from the four UKTV channels being added to our On Demand service, there will be no shortage of finding something to watch if you're a Virgin Media customer."

Richard Williams, general manager, UKTV Play said: "It's exciting to be launching UKTV Play on Virgin Media Ireland as it marks another step forward in the growth of the service. We welcome the partnership with Virgin Media Ireland and are delighted that viewers can now watch Dave, W, Gold and Alibi shows anytime, anywhere."

"We are continuing to invest in both our on demand services and our original programming, and preview new shows on UKTV Play. The first of these for Virgin Media Ireland customers will be brand-new UKTV Original series, Eat Your Heart Out With Nick Helm, which will exclusively preview on UKTV Play a week before being shown on Dave."


For more information please contact:

Virgin Media

Anna-Maria Barry | Virgin Media | 086 227 2072 |


Ali Laurie | UKTV | Network Communications Executive

Notes to Editors

The full list of UKTV channels available through Virgin Media On-Demand are: Alibi, Dave, Gold and W

About UKTV Play in Ireland

UKTV Play is the fast-growing on demand TV service where you can watch the TV shows you love wherever you want, whenever you want. The good news? We love them too.

There's so much brilliant TV on UKTV Play in Ireland - Taskmaster, Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit, Red Dwarf, Judge John Deed, Murdoch Mysteries, Gavin & Stacey, David Jason: My life on screen, Masterchef Australia and Doctor Who - to name a few, so you'll never be stuck for something to watch.

About UKTV

UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching over 41m viewers every month.

The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £344.8m and EBITDA of £91.3m. It invested £151.2m in programming and related launches last year, and is a significant investor in British creativity.

The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.

Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list. / / @uktvpress