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UKTV for Freeview Play

The UKTV Play app will be available on Freeview Play when it launches in Q2. Freeview Play, which launched in October, is a subscription-free service combining catch up
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The UKTV Play app will be available on Freeview Play when it launches in Q2.

Freeview Play, which was released in October, is a subscription-free service combining catch up, on demand services and live television, and is available via televisions and set-top boxes.

Guy North, Freeview managing Director, said, “Since launching Freeview Play last year the service has continued to grow with more broadcasters and manufacturers coming on board.

“It’s fantastic to be adding UKTV Play to our offering and means we’re bringing viewers even more of the very best television whenever they want it without paying for a subscription.”

The UKTV app, which saw a 26 per cent rise in viewership between 2014 and 2015, offers catch up and on demand access to programmes from linear channels Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama.

UKTV Play general manager Emma Boston, said, “We’re committed to building a world-class on demand service and making it available to as many people as possible, so it’s really exciting to be announcing another big platform launch for UKTV Play.

“Freeview Play users will have access to a slate of incredible shows coming to the service this year, including Dave’s brand new and exclusive Red Dwarf.”

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