More than ten thousand hours of content from UKTV has been added to Virgin Media’s TiVo platform. The multichannel broadcaster has updated its app that features catchup and boxed sets.
UKTV says it will double the number of programmes available to Virgin Media customers, giving subscribers access to more than 10,000 hours of catch-up and box-set content across a range of award-winning UKTV Originals, US and UK acquisitions, and much-loved favourites from the BBC plus ITV and Channel 4. Hit shows include Taskmaster, Nev Calling India, Quantico, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Only Fools & Horses and Sherlock.
Simon Michaelides, UKTV’s Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Virgin Media is one of our most valued customers and we’re delighted to have partnered with them to expand and enhance our pay TV offer in this way. Virgin Media subscribers now have unique access to the most comprehensive on-demand offer from UKTV anywhere in the market. This step-change in the volume of on-demand content is part of our long term commitment to growth in pay TV and we look forward to expanding on this in the future.”
The app will also be available in Ireland where Virgin runs the Horizon platform.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer, Virgin Media, added, “Throughout this year we’ve been expanding the fantastic range of on demand programming which lets our customers watch what they want, when they want. We’re delighted to be building on our leadership by giving our customers more UKTV shows than are available on any other platform. With the arrival of the UKTV Play app and the doubling of catch-up content our customers can access more of the entertainment they love in the way they want.”
In addition, the broadcaster has expanded the volume of shows available from its pay exclusive channels, Gold, W, Alibi, Good Food and Eden.
Virgin Media customers will be able to enjoy UKTV’s enhanced content offering, from later this year.