UKTV launches First VOD service on Sky Anytime+
Britain’s second biggest pay TV broadcaster, UKTV, has cemented its pay TV commitment by signing a landmark content deal with BSkyB (Sky) to launch its first video on demand (VoD) service on Sky Anytime+ and a further three high definition (HD) channels.
This move will make the award-winning network Britain’s largest HD content partner, strengthening UKTV’s HD offering to five of its 10 evocative channel brands. With Eden HD and Good Food HD already available to Sky viewers, Watch HD and Dave HD are scheduled to launch in October, with Alibi HD going live in 2012.
This high-profile agreement is particularly notable as it includes UKTV’s first VoD distribution deal, with content scheduled to launch on Sky Anytime+ this September. Titles to be made available include Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who and Planet Earth.