Arqiva takes Connect TV channels to YouView
| 03 December 2014
UK communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva has taken a number of its popular channels to the YouView non-subscription on-demand service.
arqivaViewers of Motors TV, RTDoc and Vintage TV are able to access the channel content via the red button from the same LCN as other free-to-air TV services, as well as discover them in the EPG in the same way as any other channel on YouView. This means channel numbers can be retained, so viewers have consistency whatever TV service they use.
Launching our Connect TV services on to YouView maximises the hybrid capability of the platform," said Arqiva's director of connected solutions Tom Cape.
"Together we will be delivering high quality streaming channels over IP to YouView devices as part of a coherent user experience with the DTT channels. Viewers expect greater breadth and depth of content on their TV service and adding Connect TV to YouView helps extend the platform's content proposition with a range of exciting IP channels."
Added YouView head of business development David Faulkner: "We're pleased to now offer additional TV channels, delivered via the red button, giving customers even more programme choice on YouView."