All posts tagged 'UKTV Play'

UKTV Sees Surge Amongst Younger Viewers, High Demand For Classic Shows Including ‘The Bill’ & ‘Red Dwarf’

UKTV has recorded a surge in viewership from younger people during the lockdown. The network has seen a 55% increase in the 16-34 demo when compared to the pre-lockdown period. Interestingly, these viewers have been consuming classic TV titles such as The Bill, Only Fools & Horses, Gavin & Stacey and The Vicar Of Dibley. UKTV originals Red Dwarf: The Promised Land, Hypothetical and Meet The Richardsons also proved to be popular. 

UKTV SOCI Hits 9.53% In 2019, ‘Hypothetical’ Ranks As Network’s Top Rated Show

2019 is shaping up to be a good year for UKTV. Year-to-date, the broadcaster's SOCI (share of commercial impacts) has hit 9.53%, up 3% compared to 2018. SOCI for the 16-34 demo also is showing strong growth, up 6% year-on-year to 6.74%. A key driving force behind the SOCI growth was the performance of UKTV's original series. Dave's Hypothetical, featuring James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe, launched with 1.2 million viewers - making it UKTV's top rated show of 2019.

UKTV Originals Among Top Rated Shows On Network In 2018

UKTV's originals push is paying off. Last year, original commissions were amongst the top-rated programmes on six of the channels (Dave, W, Gold, Drama, Yesterday and Really) across the network and also drove growth for VOD service UKTV Play.

UKTV Revamps VOD Hub UKTV Play

UKTV PlayFresh off of launching the first ever marketing campaign for UKTV Play, UKTV has revamped the user interface of their VOD hub. UKTV Play will now feature a better organised homepage, higher-quality programme images and the introduction of easy-to-view genre listings.

UKTV Launches On-Demand App UKTV Play On Amazon Fire

UKTV is further expanding the reach of UKTV Play, by launching the on-demand app on Amazon Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick, TVWise has learned. UKTV Play is now available as a free app in the Apps section of Amazon Fire.