Multi-channel broadcaster UKTV has this week introduced live streaming to UKTV Play.
“The introduction of simulcast on UKTV Play is another exciting and important part of our strategy. The live streaming functionality seamlessly ties together the worlds of video on demand and live TV and provides viewers with a host of new benefits.” – Tom Davidson, general manager for UKTV Play
Viewers can now watch Dave, Drama, Yesterday, Really and Home channels live on the UKTV Play website. The live streams will also be available on UKTV Play’s mobile and TV apps in the coming months the broadcaster has stated.
Detailed programme information is on offer during a live stream on UKTV Play and viewers can jump straight in to on demand episodes once a show has finished. Personalised recommendations for similar shows will also be surfaced.
Classic EastEnders airs weekdays on UKTV’s Drama.
Viewers can re-dig with Time Team on Yesterday.
Upcoming programme highlights across UKTV’s network this month include a slew of new and exclusive UKTV Originals: dramatic documentary series Hurricane Man (Sundays, 7pm on Dave), Yesterday’s charming car auctioning show, Bangers and Cash (starts Thursday 18th April, 8pm) and a brand-new series of the hugely popular Cops UK: Bodycam Squad (Monday’s at 8pm on Really from 29th April).
In January, the online service had its best month ever with 15.3m views, +25% year-on-year. It also reached a major milestone by exceeding 2m registered users.