Dave_vod_homeA new on demand player offering content from UKTV’s popular free-to-air channel Dave has been added to YouView boxes.

First announced last month, the player gives viewers access to hit shows such as Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums, Ross Noble’s Freewheeling and Russell Howard’s Good News.

The content will also be available via YouView’s scroll back programme guide.

Later in the year content from Yesterday and Really will also join the YouView platform.

Although catch-up content from UKTV channels is available on other platforms, the deal with YouView is the UKTV has offered a catch-up purpose-built for TV.

Speaking last month, UKTV CEO Darren Childs, commented: “Providing a catch-up service for our free-to-air channels on YouView is an important step for us, ensuring we give viewers the ‘anytime, anywhere’ access to our channels and programming that they want.”

Richard Halton, CEO, YouView added: “We are pleased to welcome UKTV to our collection of on demand TV players. YouView is currently the fastest growing TV platform in the UK and we know that offering quality on demand content, from iconic channels such as Dave, Really and Yesterday, is key to giving our customers a great TV experience and makes our scroll back programme guide even more compelling.”