BT TV and UKTV have signed a new agreement that will make UKTVís complete portfolio of channels available to BT Customers for the first time.
UKTV channels Eden, Good Food and Home, will be available via BT set-top boxes, joining Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama already on the service. A seven-day catch up service will also be available.
The new deal also extends to internet and mobile streaming for UKTVís ten channels via BTís TV Everywhere app, available on smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Delia Bushell, managing director of BT TV, said: ďBT TV is rapidly expanding and these three great new channels will help us to offer the breadth and quality of programming that our customers want. UKTV is a key partner for BT TV and we are delighted to have extended the relationship to offer the full span of UKTVís popular comedy, drama, natural history and lifestyle channels, and to add these to our BT TV Everywhere service, as well as launching the excellent UKTV Play on demand service. This further supports our vision for providing customers with a range of great quality TV at affordable prices.Ē
Darren Childs, CEO, UKTV added: ďUKTVís continued investment in original content has made our channels more popular with viewers than ever before. Iím delighted BTís customers will now be able to enjoy programmes from across our network and watch great entertainment on demand with UKTV Play.Ē
Having made the headlines with high-profile acquisitions for BT Sport, BT is clearly looking to the broader family market through this carriage extension, and the exclusive AMC channel.