It also ensures continued access to UKTV’s suite of channels that includes Dave, Gold, W, Alibi, Good Food and Eden. The channels have been carried on BT TV since launch.
Tony Singh, Content and Business Development Director for BT’s Consumer division, said: “Our continued UKTV partnership allows us to keep giving our customers a brilliant range of entertainment, comedy, drama, and lifestyle channels. Our customers love those channels and can, uniquely to BT TV, combine them with services like Netflix, Amazon and NOW TV to give them the flexibility to view a wide range of fantastic content.”
For the first time VOD will be available in the HD format and a selection of shows will also be available to download and play on the new BT TV app that now gives customers the ability to download and access content on the go as well as access to a range of TV platforms.
Simon Michaelides, Chief Commercial Officer, UKTV, said: “We’re very pleased to be building on our already strong relationship with BT. UKTV channels play a significant role for BT TV customers, so it’s great to be able to extend our VoD services and give them more of the shows that they love, as well as an exciting and expanding portfolio of original new shows and exclusive acquisitions.”
Last month a dispute between UKTV and Virgin Media was settled with an extension to the on demand packages that include UKTV original content, but not shows from the BBC library.