8 January 2015
Episode 1 of Suits season 4, exclusive to Dave, will be available via UKTV Play from 9am Friday 9th January
Multi-award winning broadcaster UKTV has announced it will offer an exclusive preview of the new series of Dave's hit US legal drama, Suits via its on demand TV service, UKTV Play.
Available on PC, iOS, YouView and Virgin TV, UKTV Play will premiere the first episode of season four, which promises sharp suits and even sharper tongues, a week before the series launches on UKTV's channel Dave (Thursday 15th January at 10pm). Sky customers will be able to watch the episode via Sky On Demand.
Steve North, General Manager for Dave, commented,
Suits has the charm, wit and intelligence that most series can only dream of, so where else would you find it but Dave? We're celebrating the launch of the fantastic new series by exclusively premiering the first episode on our brand new TV On Demand player, UKTV Play, before the series begins airing on the telly.
The highly-anticipated new series kicks off with Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) no longer working with his former mentor, the super-suave Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). The tables have turned as Mike and Harvey are now client and counsel, and it's not long before the two are sworn into battle, this time against each other.
Loyalties are tested and professional relationships are put on the line, with neither Mike nor Harvey willing to back down.
Throughout this series, Mike and Rachel's (Meghan Markle) romantic relationship is put under strain when a former love interest of Rachel's appears on the scene, while Donna (Sarah Rafferty) tries to keep the peace at Pearson Specter. Meanwhile, Louis (Rick Hoffman) gets dangerously close to discovering that Mike never actually attended, never mind graduated, from Harvard resulting in an explosive mid-season episode, which cannot be missed.
Each episode of the new series will be available for seven day catch-up on UKTV Play after it goes out on TV. UKTV Play gives viewers easy access to a wide catalogue of programmes from UKTV's popular Dave, Really and Yesterday channels, whenever and wherever they are. Hit shows on offer include Storage Hunters UK, Crackanory, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Forbidden History, Inquisition, The Sixties, Crime Stories, Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures.
Visit uktvplay.co.uk from 9am on Friday 9th January to watch the premiere.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers every month.
UKTV's eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, Watch, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food - include the most popular non-PSB channel in the UK and account for 9% of the British commercial TV market. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £278m, and EBITDA of £67.4m. It invested a record £125m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.
Now celebrating its 21st year 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 only British television broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.
About UKTV Play
UKTV Play is the on demand TV service that lets you watch shows from Dave, Yesterday and Really whether you're on the bus, at work (we won't tell) or on the sofa. Among the gems on offer are Storage Hunters, Crackanory, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Ghost Adventures, Most Haunted and Forbidden History, so it's never been easier to fill your boots with great stuff from UKTV. You can get UKTV Play on PC and Mac, and there's an app for iPhone and iPad. Or you can put your feet up and watch on the telly, thanks to Virgin TV and YouView. If you're an M+ subscriber on Virgin Media, shows from other great UKTV channels - Gold, Watch, Alibi, Drama, Good Food, Home and Eden - are on the menu as well.
About Dave HD
Sky 111/232, Virgin 128, HD: 129, Freeview 12
Dave proudly presents a plethora of original commissions; Crackanory, Ross Noble Freewheeling, Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish, and Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums, all laden with the biggest names in British comedy. Not to mention a brand spanking new series with QI favourite Alan Davies in Alan Davies As Yet Untitled.
If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite we also have a stack of national treasures like QI, Red Dwarf X, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, plus the Red Bull trilogy of Cliff Diving, X-Fighters and the Soap Box races. And of course, we still have Top Gear.
Obviously we have to add, Dave is the UK's most watched non-PSB channel broadcasting to over 27 million people per month, featuring hit US shows including the sharp-witted and sharp-suited Suits, the ludicrously addictive Lizard Lick Towing and the wonder that is Storage Hunters, the gift that keeps on giving.