UKTV has today launched 7 day catch up services on YouView for their free-to-air channels Really & Yesterday, TVWise has learned.
The launch of these catch up services for Really and Yesterday on YouView has been expected for some time and in fact emanates from a VOD deal inked with YouView back in June 2013, when the two companies partnered to launch a 7 day catch up service for Dave. The catch up services will be available through a channel-branded on demand portal and through YouView’s scroll back programme. With the launch of the Really and Yesterday catch up services, YouView customers now have access to such series as Rescue: Code One, Ghost Adventures, Got Home Alive, Raiders of the Lost Past, Find My Past, Black Ops and more.
“UKTV is committed to making its bold and innovative programmes and channel brands available to as many viewers as possible”, said Dan Fahy, UKTV’s Head of Commercial Development. “The launch of seven day catch up services for Yesterday and Really on YouView is another important milestone for us in ensuring viewers have ‘anytime, anywhere’ access to our content.”
While David Dorans, CFO of YouView, added: “We are delighted to welcome even more UKTV content to our line-up of on demand TV content. Easily finding and enjoying the best TV available is at the heart of everything we do at YouView. Adding on demand TV programmes from popular channels Really and Yesterday makes YouView even more compelling for UK consumers.”