BT Vision is adding UKTV shows such as Choccywoccydoodah, Bridezillas and Tool Academy to its on-demand service, with extra live streaming channels due later in 2012.
Really, Eden, Good Food and Home will all contribute on-demand TV shows to BT Vision’s library, accessed through the BT Vision box over BT broadband connections.
Pay-TV channels Watch, Alibi and Gold will arrive on BT Vision’s service later this year as both on-demand and live streaming TV channels.
Good Food, Eden and Home are also set to join BT Vision’s line-up of live streaming channels, although there’s no date set for their arrival.
Viewers will be able to get unlimited access through their BT Vision subscription or watch on-demand shows on a pay-per-view basis.
Darren Childs, CEO of UKTV, said: “I’m delighted that BT Vision subscribers will soon benefit from the launch of our branded channels, meaning great UKTV programming is available anytime and on demand.
“UKTV has a unique group of popular and highly impactful brands spanning entertainment, lifestyle and factual and this deal is recognition of the breadth and appeal of that portfolio to British television viewers.”
BT Vision CEO Marc Watson added “We are delighted to be able to welcome the wealth of programmes that UKTV has to offer on to BT Vision, for both on-demand and in the future, linear TV. This is great news for BT Vision customers.
“It is the first content deal we are announcing which includes linear TV – watch out for more exciting linear deals that are on the way.”
BT Vision is preparing to launch its second-generation broadband TV service, which will combine the new YouView service with channels exclusive to BT customers.