W launches on UKTV Play as channel goes free-to-airApril 10, 2022 | James R
The channel W has launched on UKTV Play, as UKTV has made it free-to-air for the first time.
The premium entertainment channel was previously only available through pay-TV providers, such as Sky and Virgin Media, but now, it has become … Read More
Younger viewers turn to classics during lockdownMay 29, 2020 | James R
With people staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown, broadcasters and streaming services have seen a boost in box set bingeing. While new shows are always a draw for audiences, though, UKTV has found that young viewers have increasingly turned … Read More
UKTV Play bags streaming rights to The BillApril 28, 2020 | James R
UKTV’s video-on-demand service UKTV Play has secured the exclusive rights to The Bill following a deal with Fremantle.
The police procedural drama, which ran for 26 years from 1984 to August 2010,followed the lives of policemen and women working … Read More
UKTV Play passes 3 million usersJanuary 22, 2020 | James R
UKTV Play now has more than 3 million users, after a year of notable investment and development for the catch-up platform.
The steaming app began 2019 with an upgrade that introduced machine learning to personalise each user’s experience, building on … Read More
UKTV Play launches on Apple TVJune 6, 2019 | James R
UKTV Play is now available on Apple TV. The catch-up service, which covers the network’s free-to-channels, including Dave and Yesterday, boasts a diverse catalogue of shows. Currently on offer is a new series of Emmy and BAFTA nominated UKTV Original Taskmaster … Read More
Hypothetical helps UKTV Play to 41% growthApril 30, 2019 | James R
UKTV Play is enjoying an impressive start to 2019, and new Dave series Hypothetical is leading the way.
The panel show, featuring James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe, launched on Dave in Q1 with 1.2 million viewers tuning into its debut … Read More
Live TV now available on UKTV PlayApril 17, 2019 | James R
Live-streaming is now available on UKTV Play.
From today, viewers will be able to watch Dave, Drama, Yesterday, Really and Home live on the video on-demand service.
The step marks UKTV’s continued investment in improving its streaming platform, with … Read More
UKTV Play launches AI-powered upgradeJanuary 15, 2019 | James R
UKTV is investing in AI to improve its on-demand service, UKTV Play.
Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster is launching a new version of its steaming app, which uses machine learning to personalise each user’s experience. The enhanced app lets users browse … Read More
UKTV Originals bring young streamers to UKTV PlayJanuary 4, 2019 | James R
UKTV Originals are driving rapid growth among younger viewers on UKTV Play, with Taskmaster and more fuelling a 36 per cent increase in views last year.
UKTV has been increasingly investing in new and original content for its network of … Read More
UKTV Play launches on Samsung TVsSeptember 25, 2018 | James R
UKTV Play has launched on Samsung TVs across the UK.
With thousands of hours of Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday programming on offer, UKTV’s on-demand and catch-up offers anytime viewing, access to box-sets, previews of new shows, exclusive content and … Read More