18 June 2020 – UKTV has today announced a partnership with global technology leader Huawei. The broadcaster’s on demand app UKTV Play is now available to download on the Huawei AppGallery and is the first TV on-demand service to launch on the platform in the UK, bringing a host of new entertainment options to Huawei users.
The app is home to some of the UK’s best-loved shows and Huawei users will now be able to stream their favourite programmes from UKTV channels Dave, Yesterday and Drama, as well as browse thousands of TV episodes and bingeworthy box sets from the comfort of their smartphones and tablets.
Hugo Allen, UKTV Play’s Head of Commercial, said: “We’re always looking to make our shows available to our viewers on as many devices and platforms as possible. By making the UKTV Play app available in the Huawei AppGallery, we can ensure that all Huawei mobile phone users can enjoy programmes from Dave, Drama and Yesterday wherever and whenever they want.”
Since launching in April 2018, Huawei AppGallery has grown at an incredible speed and is able to offer the most open, secure and innovative service to over 26 million monthly active AppGallery users across Europe and 420 million monthly active users globally.
Anson Zhang, Managing Director of the UK Consumer Business Group, Huawei, said: “With over 60,000 apps already integrated with Huawei Mobile Services, we are rapidly building the Huawei AppGallery to offer the first real alternative in ten years. We are continuously growing our service to bring our customers more of the apps we know they love, whilst working with some of most innovative developers to create the app store of the future.”
“The launch of UKTV Play on the Huawei AppGallery marks an exciting step for the business. We are thrilled our UK customers can now enjoy instant access to their favourite shows from Dave, Yesterday and Drama channels in an easy and accessible way.”
Huawei AppGallery is the official app distribution platform for Huawei smartphones and tablets, and is the 3rd largest app marketplace in the world. Available in more than 170 countries, Huawei users can easily and securely discover, find and download thousands of apps from around the world.
For more information, please contact:
Ali Laurie, Network Communications Executive, UKTV: [email protected]
The Red Consultancy, Huawei UK Press Office: [email protected]
About Huawei Consumer BG
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fifteen R&D centres have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on over 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.
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About UKTV Play
UKTV Play is an on demand TV service providing instant access to shows from UKTV’s free-to-air channels – Dave, Yesterday and Drama.
With the easy-to-use UKTV Play app you can browse and stream hundreds of shows for free via your computer, tablet or smart phone. You can also watch on the telly thanks to Amazon, Apple TV, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Freeview, NOW TV, Roku and YouView.
If you’re a Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV or TalkTalk TV customer, shows from other great UKTV channels – Gold, W, Alibi, and Eden – are also on the menu.
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