Multi award-winning media company UKTV has launched seven day catch up services on YouView for its popular free-to-air channels Yesterday and Really.
The services, which went live today, allow viewers to access content on both channels through Yesterday and Really branded on demand portals and through YouView's seven-day scroll back programme guide.
Yesterday and Really, which are the UK's number one channels in the Factual and Lifestyle genres, join UKTV's popular entertainment channel Dave on the YouView service.
The three free-to-air channels form part of UKTV's network of 10 channels and today's launch means YouView customers can access even more of the broadcaster's award-winning content. Hit shows such as Rescue: Code One, Ghost Adventures, and Got Home Alive on Really and Raiders of the Lost Past, Find My Past and Black Ops on Yesterday are all now easily accessible via the click of a button.
Dan Fahy, UKTV's Head of Commercial Development, commented,
'UKTV is committed to making its bold and innovative programmes and channel brands available to as many viewers as possible. The launch of seven day catch up services for Yesterday and Really on YouView is another important milestone for us in ensuring viewers have 'anytime, anywhere' access to our content.'
David Dorans, CFO, YouView said
'We are delighted to welcome even more UKTV content to our line-up of on demand TV content. Easily finding and enjoying the best TV available is at the heart of everything we do at YouView. Adding on demand TV programmes from popular channels Really and Yesterday makes YouView even more compelling for UK consumers.'
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UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers per month.
UKTV¹s 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.
YouView is an on demand TV service with over 70 live free-to-air digital TV and radio channels. It seamlessly combines seven day catch-up on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 with a library of on demand television programmes, films and radio. A range of quality content is available via on demand players from Dave imagined by UKTV, Now TV, Sky Store, milkshake! and STV. YouView has record, pause and rewind TV functionality as well as a simple search feature.
YouView is offered as part of broadband subscription bundles from TalkTalk and BT. It is also available to buy subscription-free from all major retailers and many independent electrical stores including John Lewis, Currys, Argos, Tesco, Amazon, Richer Sounds and Euronics.