London – 6 June 2019: UKTV has announced that its on demand app, UKTV Play, is now available on Apple TV where its vast catalogue of shows can be easily discovered. The service is also integrated with the all-new Apple TV app which brings together different ways to watch TV, as well as universal search and Siri, so users can easily find and play shows seamlessly on their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
UKTV Play boasts a diverse catalogue of quality and exclusive shows. Currently on offer is a new series of Emmy and BAFTA nominated UKTV Original Taskmaster (the most watched show on UKTV Play last year), brand new scripted comedy Sliced, starring and co-written by BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo, and every episode from Yesterday’s charming car auctioning show, Bangers and Cash. A new series of UKTV Original Judge Romesh (the second most watched show on UKTV Play last year) is also available.
UKTV Play’s general manager, Tom Davidson said: “Customers have been asking us to bring UKTV Play to Apple TV so I’m thrilled that they can now enjoy the seamless and brilliant viewing experience that the platform delivers. With thousands of hours of TV, exclusive previews and box-sets on offer, there’s truly something for everyone on UKTV Play, and by bringing it to the popular Apple TV platform, our extensive supply of entertaining TV is now even more accessible.”
Last month, UKTV Play won a Drum Mobile Marketing Award for its successful organic mobile growth strategy and the latest figures show that the service has achieved a 39 per cent year-on-year increase.
For more information, please contact:
Ali Laurie (Network Communications Executive, UKTV) – [email protected]
Notes to editors:
UKTV Play figures include third party broadcasters and UKTV’s own platform data
About UKTV Play
UKTV Play is an on demand TV service providing instant access to shows from UKTV’s free-to-air channels.
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 Freeview, YouView, Amazon, NOW TV, Roku, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. If you’re a Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV or TalkTalk TV customer, shows from other great UKTV channels – Gold, W, Alibi, Good Food, Home and Eden – are also on the menu.
Press release originally published on the UKTV website on 6th June 2019
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