UKTV channels will be made available to BT Vision subscribers as part of a new streamed service.
The Scripps-BBC Worldwide broadcaster has signed a three-year deal with BT Vision that also includes a package of on demand content that will be made available to customers on a transactional and subscription basis.
BT Vision has previously relied on the DTT Freeview platform to deliver its linear channels, but has been upgrading its network to run the more efficient multicast delivery.
Watch, Gold and Alibi will be the first channels to be streamed to be followed later by Good Food, Eden and Home. UKTV channels Dave and Yesterday are already free-to-air on the DTT platform.
BT Vision CEO Marc Watson welcomed the future inclusion of linear channels from UKTV: “It is the first content deal we are announcing which includes linear TV – watch out for more exciting linear deals that are on the way”.
Darren Childs, CEO, UKTV added: “I’m delighted that BT Vision subscribers will soon benefit from the launch of our branded channels, meaning great UKTV programming is available anytime and on demand”.
UKTV’s VOD offering will be available to BT Vision customers on a subscription and transactional basis. It will include content from Really, Eden, Good Food and Home’s new and commissioned and acquired programme catalogue.