PlayTV reveals channel line-up
Global Digital Broadcast has given details of its PlayTV UK channel line-up. The IPTV service leans on channels carried on the Freeview DTT system, but also includes a number of independent channels, as well as premium sports and international content.
“Finally, after four years of hard work, IPTV is now looking like it is supposed to, “said PlayTV UK managing director Jim Deans. “Our platform facilitates niche, small and independent channels to sit alongside the major broadcasters and, with our extensive sports offerings, it allows Rangers FC to sit alongside Accrington Stanley.”
PlayTV says that 1,000 set-top boxes are currently in the marketplace with ambitious plans to build to 10,000 within six months and 50,000 within the next year.
PlayTV channel Line-up
Freeview: BBC One Two, Three and Four; BBC News Channel; BBC Parliament; ITV1, 2, 2+1, 3 and 4; Channel 4, MORE 4, E4 and E4+1; Five, Fiver and Five US; Sky Three and Sky News; Virgin 1; CBBC and CBeebies; Film 4 and Film 4+1; UK History; Dave; The Hits; TMF; UK Entertainment; Teachers TV; the Community Channel; QVC, Price Drop TV and Bid TV; Ideal World; LBC; STV; CITV; Nuts TV and Smile TV.
Play Entertainment and Family packages: Discovery Home and Health, Discovery Knowledge, Discovery Real Time, Discovery 1, DMax, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Travel and Living, Animal Planet and Discovery Science; Fashion TV and Fashion Men; the Performance Channel; Main Street; Paramount 1,1+1, 2 and 2+1; CNN; Al-Jazeera; Russia Today; Information TV and Information TV2; TV Polari; Wedding TV; 18 Doughty Street; Redskin Records; The Magic Channel; UK Entertainment; RCTV; Dave Courtney TV; Turkish Travel; MTV, MTVR, MTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Base and MTV Dance; VH1 and VH1 Classics; TMF; Nickelodeon, Nick Toons, Nick Junior and Nick Replay; the Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network 2, Toonami, Cartoonito and Boomerang.
Play Setanta: Setanta 1 and 2, Setanta News, NASN, Setanta Golf, Racing UK, Setanta Ireland, Liverpool TV, Arsenal TV, Celtic TV and Rangers TV; whilst the Play Sports package provides Eurosport 1 and 2, TV Scuba, Huddersfield FC, Sussex Cricket, TV Freestyle, TV Boardrider, Suzuki, The Baseball Channel, The Fight Network and Race Clubs.
Play Movies: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and TCM2, Sixty 6 Films
plus Niche and local channels