Monday 9 February 2015
The UK's fastest growing commercial broadcaster, UKTV today launched its popular TV application UKTV Play on Android.
UKTV's on demand service, which is already available on iOS, PC and YouView, gives viewers easy access to watch their favourite programmes from UKTV's popular free-to-air channels, whenever and wherever they are.
The free UKTV Play app offers a catalogue of hit shows from the UK's most watched non-PSB channel, Dave, popular entertainment channel Really and the UK's number one factual history channel, Yesterday. Now Android users can enjoy instant entertainment, with some of UKTV's greatest programmes including Suits, Storage Hunters UK, Crackanory, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Forbidden History, Inquisition, The Sixties, Crime Stories, Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures, along with a selection of fantastic BBC shows, available to watch on demand.
Dan Fahy, UKTV's Director, Commercial and Business Development, said,
We created UKTV Play so that viewers can watch UKTV's great shows anytime, anywhere. When we launched UKTV Play on iOS last year, Apple chose to feature it as one of their 'Best New Apps', which is testament to its popularity, design and functionality. I feel confident the millions of people with Android devices are going to really love it too.
The news follows the launch of the service on PC and YouView in November, and this month's launch of UKTV Play on Virgin On Demand, which offers catch up for all of UKTV's ten channels.
Download the Android app here.
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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.
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.