Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi join Sky On Demand
James R | On 02, Feb 2014
UKTV’s debut deal to provide Pay TV catch up services for its popular entertainment channels Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi was further extended today joining Sky’s On Demand service; the UK’s biggest Catch Up TV service.
The news follows the launch of catch up services for Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi on Sky Go last year, meaning Sky TV customers can access UKTV’s entertainment shows like Dynamo: Magician Impossible and Dave Gorman’s Modern Life Is Goodish on their TV or on a multitude of devices, whenever and wherever they like.
The award-winning multi-channel broadcaster announced the extension of its long term partnership with Sky in October, in an agreement that makes its Pay TV channels available across all Sky TV products. Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi are the first channels from UKTV’s portfolio to launch catch up services, allowing Sky customers to view UKTV shows they may have missed.
Sky customers can also look forward to TV Box Sets from UKTV’s best-loved shows, with hit series such as Red Dwarf X, Murdoch Mysteries and Boston’s Finest available in the coming weeks.
Keith Porritt, Executive Director Commercial, said: “The popularity of our channels has never been higher and we are committed to enabling viewers to watch our award-winning content whenever and wherever they like. Our agreement with Sky to provide catch up services for Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi on Sky Go and now on connected Sky+HD boxes is UKTV’s first pay TV catch up deal. It is an important milestone in our continued drive to put our viewers at the heart of everything we do.”
The deal with Sky follows UKTV’s launch of channels Yesterday and on YouView, as the broadcaster increasingly embraces VOD as a part of its content distribution.