? Watch, Dave, Alibi, Really, Drama, Good Food, Home, Yesterday, Eden and Gold have all launched on Virgin Media's Virgin TV Anywhere service, available on PC, iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices
? The launch marks the first time all of UKTV's linear channels are available together as part of a multiplatform service
? Virgin Media customers can enjoy UKTV's content such as watch's Believe, Good Food?s Choccywoccydoodah and Alibi?s King & Maxwell where they like
UKTV ? the multi-award winning media company that reaches 42 million viewers a month ? has made its full network of channels available to Virgin TV Anywhere users for the first time today, building on the network's strategy to offer viewers even more ways to watch its popular channels.
UKTV's flagship entertainment channel Watch, along with Gold, Alibi, Dave, Eden, Really, Drama, Good Food, Home, and Yesterday, are now available on the service, accessible via PC, iOS and Android mobiles and tablets. The deal sees UKTV extend its long term partnership with Virgin Media and is the first time that all of UKTV's linear channels are available as part of a multiplatform service.
The announcement coincides with Virgin Media celebrating the launch of Virgin TV Anywhere?s Android app today.
Keith Porritt, UKTV's Executive Director Commercial said:
?The extension of our partnership with Virgin Media is a mark of UKTV's commitment to providing viewers with even more access to our award-winning and increasingly popular channels. We have committed to spending £110 million on-screen this year, making our channels stronger and more exciting, and now Virgin Media customers will be able to view these channels anywhere they like.?
Scott Kewley, Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media said:
?We're delighted our customers are the first to get to watch every UKTV channel wherever they are. With the arrival of these new channels, Virgin TV Anywhere is far and away the leading service for those who want to take the best of their entertainment with them out of the home at no extra cost.?
From today, Virgin Media viewers can watch programmes from across all 10 of UKTV's channels which include the nation's favourite comedy channel Gold and the number one Pay TV food channel Good Food.
UKTV's increased investment in programming has allowed the broadcaster to take bold and innovative risks with its home-grown commissions such as its first original scripted sitcom You, Me & Them on Gold, acclaimed entertainment series The Roux Scholarship on Watch and Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck on Good Food, which features Hollywood royalty including Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Collins. The network has also recently announced its first move into scripted drama on Watch with Legion, a new 10-part series from the pen of Tony Jordan, and continues to invest in premiere US content such as JJ Abrams? upcoming supernatural thriller Believe.
For more information please contact:
Lara Feinstein Corporate Communications Coordinator, UKTV Lara.firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 299 6107
Ashley Scott Media relations manager, Virgin Media Ashley.email@example.com / 0333 000 2583
UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers per month.
UKTV's ten imaginative channel brands - Watch, Dave, Gold, Alibi, Eden, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home and Good Food - include the most watched non-PSB channel, the most watched channel in the Factual genre and the most watched channels in the Lifestyle genre (Pay and Free). The company's most recent financial results showed a record-breaking year-end revenue of £262m, and operating profit at £71m.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC and Channel 4 content, and embracing technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT Vision, TalkTalk, YouView, plus direct On Demand digital services. The network distributes its highly valued programmes to 200 territories around the world and supplies Sky with more hours of HD content than anyone else.
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 broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.